10 August 2017
A new battery development created at the University of Central Florida could end a good number of current battery limitations. Scientists developed a prototype of a supercapacitor battery and it worked perfectly after 30,000 recharges.
Supercapacitors on the other hand function like conventional capacitors hence will only require large 2D sheets. The larger the surface area of these sheets, the more the electricity that can be stored since the sheets will be able to hold more electrons. This also means that there is no significant deterioration of the sheets over time hence the battery can last much longer.
Although this is just a proof of concept, it looks very promising. The team is working on a patent for the process before it can move on to more tests on the supercapacitor battery before making plans for commercialization. If it works, it will result in fast charging batteries for electric vehicles with a longer range.