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Electrochemical flow capacitors

United States Patent

October 27, 2015
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The present invention generally relates to devices for energy storage technologies, and more particularly to electrochemical flow capacitor systems and applications. In some aspects, these flow capacitors have at least one electrode comprising a non-stationary solid or semi-solid composition comprising supercapacitive particles and an electrolytic solvent in electrical communication with at least one current collector, and energy is stored and/or released by charging and/or discharging the electrode(s).
Gogotsi; Yury (Warminster, PA), Presser; Volker (Saarbrucken, DE), Kumbur; Emin Caglan (Philadelphia, PA)
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA)
13/ 985,434
February 14, 2012
GOVERNMENT INTERESTS This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention. CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS This application is the National Stage of International Application No. PCT/US2012/024960, filed Feb. 14, 2012, which claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/443,488, filed Feb. 16, 2011, and U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/555,648, filed Nov. 4, 2011, the disclosures of which are incorporated herein by reference in their entireties.