ASSIST is developing high energy density electrochemical capacitors to support its energy harvesting and low-power sensing technologies.
Batteries are not suitable for the rapid charging and discharging required for the self-powered devices ASSIST is developing. Supercapacitors can be charged more quickly than batteries, providing high flexibility in operation. Our supercapacitors provide flexible energy storage to ensure continued operation during short-term spikes in power consumption or drops in energy harvesting.
Through this research, ASSIST is creating capacitors with high energy density, long cyclability, and low self-discharge rates. We are developing lithium ion capacitors, all-solid-state capacitors, and flexible pouch cells for testbed integration.