Home In the future, maybe mobile phones and electric cars to be recharged in a few seconds. The technology is a development of the ideas that once gave us the contact lenses of plastic.
It’s all about the ultracapacitors of the polymer, developed by british researchers at the universities of Bristol and Surrey. The material can be formed, which means that the capacitors can be utrymmesmässigt than batteries.
the Ultracapacitors can therefore be charged much faster than batteries, while batteries have so far been able to store energy over a longer period of time. According to the british giving the new material an energy density that is 1 000 to 10 000 times higher than in the previous ultracapacitors.
— We find this extremely arousing, and think that the technology has the potential to reverse the trend, ” says researcher Ian Hamerton at the University of Bristol in an article on the university site.
the Researchers have formed a company that hopes to present a prototype early next year. In the long run can be a plant, which requires investments of up to sek 300 million.
the Ultracapacitors consist of two conductors separated by an insulating layer. If a stream is added over the leaders polarize the material in the layer, and then the stored electric energy. Ultracapacitors can be charged and discharged thousands of times without performance being affected.