Advances in 3D-printed supercapacitor technology could lead to wider use

supercapacitor

Advances in 3D-printed supercapacitor technology could lead to wider use use of fast-charging energy storage devices and novel designs for electronic gadgets.

Scientists at UC Santa Cruz and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have reported unprecedented performance results for a supercapacitor electrode. The researchers fabricated electrodes using a printable graphene aerogel to build a porous three-dimensional scaffold loaded with pseudocapacitive material. Continue reading “Advances in 3D-printed supercapacitor technology could lead to wider use”

Research team develops entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery

bacteria-powered biobattery

A research team led by faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery that could one day be integrated into wearable electronics.

The team, led by Binghamton University Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor Seokheun Choi, created an entirely textile-based biobattery that can produce maximum power similar to that produced by his previous paper-based microbial fuel cells. Additionally, these textile-based biobatteries exhibit stable electricity-generating capability when tested under repeated stretching and twisting cycles.

Choi said that this stretchable, twistable power device could establish a standardized platform for textile-based biobatteries and will be potentially integrated into wearable electronics in the future. Continue reading “Research team develops entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered biobattery”

Researchers to Develop 3D-Printed Graphene Batteries

LONGER-lasting batteries could be 3D printed from graphene ink to tackle rising demand for energy storage products in household devices or renewable energy systems. Professor Craig Banks is leading the new project to develop a desktop printer to create batteries, supercapacitors and energy storage devices for phones or tablets, and solar, wind and wave power storage. Continue reading “Researchers to Develop 3D-Printed Graphene Batteries”

3D printed batteries could power electric cars

From toys to car bodies, researchers are working to harness the potential of 3D printing to make manufacturing easier and cheaper. So what about using 3D printing to make electric car batteries? A company called Graphene 3D Labs is working on just that. A manufacturer of the graphene-based material used in 3D printing, it unveiled a prototype 3D printable battery. Continue reading “3D printed batteries could power electric cars”