Printed Supercapacitors with an Ionic Liquid-based Gel Polymer Electrolyte

Supercapacitors are used in high power applications where the low current limitation of batteries is inadequate to meet the need of an electronic device. Either used in tandem with a battery to provide short bursts of high current, or as a buffer to limit the current demand on a battery, supercapacitors find their niche in power applications. Supercapacitors extend the life of a battery by buffering high current draws that a battery may experience during its duty cycle. By moderating the current required of a battery in this way, dendrite formation is controlled and battery life extended.

Our researchers manufacture supercapacitors in much the same way as we print zinc metal oxide batteries – engendering flexible energy storage geometries and fast, scalable production with limited waste.

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