6th ELEMENT'S FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND SUPERCAPACITATORS
Are About To Change The World - Here's How
The most ideal electrical energy storage device will have high cycle life as well as high energy and power density when measured in terms of weight, volume and cost. Supercapacitors operate by absorbing/desorbing charged ions from an electrolyte onto their highly porous high surface area electrodes. Capacitance, which is the ability to store an electric charge, is derived from surface area of a material, plate separation and the dielectric constant. What this basically means is that capacitance is primarily a surface area phenomenon. That the ability of a device to store charge is directly related to the amount of surface area that one can pack into a given space.
From the beginning, the scientists undertook a renewed look at how materials handle charge. They took a bottoms-up approach in the construction of an energy storage device with the ability to have scaled production efficiencies. This vision led to the development of the Advanced NanoStructure Carbon-based battery. 6th Element ESD’s are able to access these different collection and storage mechanisms, so much so, they cannot be called batteries or capacitors. They are devices that utilize the larger spectrum of storage mechanisms contained in the active materials.
They behave, sometimes like batteries and sometimes like capacitors. They are entirely new devices that tend towards both battery and capacitor behavior.
When Advanced NanoStructure Carbon-based ESD’s are connected to an external current path, current flows until complete charge balance is achieved. The capacitor can then be returned to its charged state by applying voltage. Because the charge is stored physically, with no chemical or phase changes taking place (i.e. Lithium, Lead-Acid), the process is fast and highly reversible and the discharge-charge cycle can be repeated over and over again with virtually no limit. Because of the high surface area and small thickness of a double layer electrode, these devices can have very high specific and volumetric capacitances. This enables them to combine a previously unattainable capacitance density with an essentially unlimited charge-discharge life cycle, while being able to be fully charged in times measured in seconds versus minutes.
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