Volume 95 Issue 39 | p. 10 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 2, 2017

Ionic liquid gel gives supercapacitors a boost

Encasing the charge-conducting material in methyl cellulose yields gelled electrolyte for charge-storage devices
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE
Keywords: Energy Storage, capacitor, supercapacitor, ionic liquid

A simple method for confining an ionic liquid in a methyl cellulose matrix yields a porous, gel-like material that may be useful for fabricating supercapacitors, according to a new study (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017,DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07479). Supercapacitors are rechargeable electrostatic energy storage devices that are widely used in electric vehicles, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Unlike batteries, which . . .

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