[ExI] seemingly big advance in electrical energy storage

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 19:03:16 UTC 2012

Serious multiples of energy storage capacity -- apparently.  Cheap
non-toxic materials, they seem to say.  Easy (cheap) and
environmentally benign manufacturing methods kind of implied.  Unsaid,
but pondered, "Does the greater capacity translate to ***LIGHTER***
energy source/storage module (formerly "battery pack")?

[I throw in the last because significant weight reduction results in a
cascade of efficiencies in the EV context: smaller "battery pack"
allows smaller frame, suspension, and motor, which allows still
smaller "battery pack" which allows still smaller frame, suspension,
and motor.  Iterate.]

This is where it first popped up on my radar:

Energy-storage membrane outstrips existing rechargeable batteries and
supercapacitors in energy density and cost


Which traces back to this paper:

Supercapacitive energy storage based on ion-conducting channels in
hydrophilized organic network


where careful reading reveals that the paper was first published
online, June 23, 2011.

Best, Jeff Davis

              "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                                           Ray Charles

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