NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a solid-state ultracapacitor using a novel nanocomposite, dielectric material. The materials design is based on the internal barrier layer capacitance (IBLC) concept, and it uses novel dielectric and metallic conductive ink formulations.
Primary Application Area: Other
Technology Development Status: Prototype
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Value Proposition: BENEFITS
*Improved safety and robustness:
-The solid-state design eliminates liquid/gel electrolytes that can explode in extreme thermal conditions.
-The nonpolar design leads to lower failure rates and easier implementation.
*Tunable properties for exceptional performance:
-The dielectric voltage breakdown strength is >250 V at thicknesses
-The energy storage density targets 60 J/cc, with tailorable packaging to meet board layout or circuit design parameters.
*Standard materials and processing methods for lower-cost manufacturing
*Aerospace - Space power and propulsion systems
- Regenerative braking systems for cars, trucks, buses, and trains
- Batteries for hybrid and electric cars, as well as fuel cell powered vehicles
*Energy - Smart grid and renewable energy
*Defense - Backup power supplies, laser weapons, and railguns
*Health - Medical devices
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
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