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BPN782: Flexible load-bearing energy storage fabrics

Project ID BPN782
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Start Date Mon 2015-Feb-02 17:08:19
Last Updated Mon 2017-Aug-14 13:50:28
Abstract The power source is a bottleneck for the successful development of flexible electronics. Instead of using rigid and bulky batteries, flexible multifunctional devices that store energy and bear loads at the same time provide better solutions by working as powering structural components. Here we demonstrate the woven supercapacitor fabrics featuring high flexibility comparable to that of wearable textiles, high tensile strength of over 1GPa, high failure pressure of 500MPa, and fast charging within seconds. The supercapacitor fabrics can power all kinds of wearable electronics, or be used in other applications that desire load- bearing ability and arbitrary form-factor design for the power systems.
Status Continuing
Funding Source Army/ARL
IAB Research Area Micropower
Researcher(s) Caiwei Shen, Weihua Cai
Advisor(s) Liwei Lin
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