Published on Saturday October 1, 2011
Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor Yury Gogotsi and a team of researchers from Drexel University and the Université Paul Sabatier published "Capacitive Energy Storage from −50 to 100 °C Using an Ionic Liquid Electrolyte" in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters on the development of a novel system that has the ability to help store and use electrical energy from low to hot temperatures.
Most batteries are limited in their ability to operate at low or high temperatures. These energy storage devices, known as supercapacitors, are reported to work in a range of temperatures, from -50 to over 100°C. The feat was achieved through the combination of advanced materials called ionic liquids and nanostructured carbons.
The article was co-authored by Rongying Lin, Pierre-Louis Taberna, Sébastien Fantin‡, Volker Presser, Carlos R. Pérez, François Malbosc, Nalin L. Rupesinghe, Kenneth B. K. Teo, Yury Gogotsi, and Patrice Simon.
News about this research has appeared in Nanowerk News.