1. New Type of Electrolyte Could Enhance Supercapacitor Performance

    New Type of Electrolyte Could Enhance Supercapacitor Performance

    Supercapacitors, electrical devices that store and release energy, need a layer of electrolyte — an electrically conductive material that can be solid, liquid, or somewhere in between. Now, researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a novel class of liquids that may open up new possibilities for improving the efficiency and stability of such devices while reducing their flammability.

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