Energy Storage

Flexible pouch cell supercapacitor for high energy and power density is used to store harvested energy.

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.

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