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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