Web Date: August 5, 2014
Peeking Inside A Working Capacitor
A magnetic resonance imaging method for peering inside capacitors while they are charging and discharging is allowing researchers to scrutinize the ion dynamics that govern the operation and performance of these common electrical energy storage devices. The advance may lead to better understanding of the underlying charge-storage mechanism and eventually to improved capacitors.
Similar to batteries, capacitors store and deliver electrical energy. They typically store much less energy than a battery but deliver . . .
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