George E Padavick
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Imagine charging your phone in minutes rather than hours. With supercapacitor technology this could become a reality. Supercapacitors offer an alternative to batteries in that they store electrical energy but provide faster charging and discharging. However, commercial supercapacitors store less energy than batteries, resulting in the widespread prevalence of batteries over supercapacitors. Recent developments in advanced carbon materials have improved the energy density of supercapacitors suggesting that further improvements can be made. This work aims to build on materials developments to provide better energy storage systems specifically by increasing the energy density of supercapacitors. Applications include electric vehicles, smart grid technology, renewable energy, and your smartphone.
Honors Thesis - Undergraduate
Stander Symposium project
"An Investigation of Supercapacitor Design with Specific Emphasis on Energy Density" (2017). Stander Symposium Projects. 879.