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Wlll this provide us with a better, more efficient energy source?


Sustainable material provides high performance

The team working with TUM chemist Roland Fischer has now developed a novel, powerful as well as sustainable graphene hybrid material for supercapacitors. It serves as the positive electrode in the energy storage device. The researchers are combining it with a proven negative electrode based on titan and carbon.

The new energy storage device does not only attain an energy density of up to 73 Wh/kg, which is roughly equivalent to the energy density of an nickel metal hydride battery, but also performs much better than most other supercapacitors at a power density of 16 kW/kg. The secret of the new supercapacitor is the combination of different materials -- hence, chemists refer to the supercapacitor as "asymmetrical."

Hybrid materials: Nature is the role model

The researchers are betting on a new strategy to overcome the performance limits of standard materials -- they utilize hybrid materials. "Nature is full of highly complex, evo
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As I understand it, from within devices.
Capacitors sort of act like small batteries in electronic devices. Like TVs have capacitors.
They store energy, and then when the device needs a surge of power to perform a task, capacitors provide that.
I'm not an electronics engineer, but that's my take on capacitors.
Needless to say, this tech will improve device performance.

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