Multi-layered honeycomb materials for structural supercapacitors
Patent No.: 10,147,558
Inventor(s): Constantin Ciocanel, Cindy Browder, Bertrand Cambou
Description: The association of carbon fiber electrodes and carbon-based solid polymer electrolytes with their lightweight and stable thermal properties has been proven to facilitate the manufacturing of supercapacitors with enhanced structural strength. In order to further augment the mechanical strength of these structures, this technology includes multiple layers of honeycomb materials sandwiched between the electrodes. In addition of significantly strengthening the overall structure, the multiple layers of honeycomb materials improve the process control of the manufacturing of the structural supercapacitor by keeping the space between electrodes constant. This allows for the stacking of supercapacitor elements to further increase their structural strength while simultaneously magnifying the value of the capacitance and augmenting the system’s electric power storage capability.
Potential Applications: This novel structure thereby replaces, in whole or in part, batteries by storing power within mechanical structures such as walls, floors, ceiling, frames, and the connecting beams of the full devices/systems.
Benefits and Advantages:The outcome consists of sturdy structural supercapacitors that can be part of mechanical structures of end systems which need lightweight high power storage capabilities.
Case No.: 2016-030; See also Case No. 2012-007
Licensing Status: Available for Licensing