Engineering: Superlative Supercapacitors - A Moonshot Idea
Batteries have a bad reputation. They're made of toxic materials and charge very slowly. Richard Kaner talks about his solution in The Super Supercapacitor, a SolveForX talk created as part of the GE Focus Forward series.In general batteries have high energy storage but take a long time to charge and discharge. A capacitor can charge and discharge quickly but have very low energy storage capabilities. Kaner is expecting his new graphene supercapacitors to store high amounts of energy and charge at least one hundred times faster than a battery.