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Meaghan's Minute: Supercapacitors for Super Batteries

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:16am
Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development

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Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have developed a novel nanometer scale ruthenium oxide anchored nanocarbon graphene foam architecture that improves the performance of supercapacitors, a development that could mean faster acceleration in electric vehicles and longer battery life in portable electronics.

The researchers found that supercapacitors, an energy storage device like batteries and fuel cells, based on transition metal oxide modified nanocarbon graphene foam electrode could work safely in aqueous electrolyte and deliver two times more energy and power compared to supercapacitors commercially available today.

The foam electrode was successfully cycled over 8,000 times with no fading in performance.

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