Colorado Patent of the Month – January 2023
The future of energy storage is rapidly evolving and new innovations are being developed every day. One of the most exciting companies in this field is Space Charge LLC, who has developed a new and innovative method for storing energy at a high density using solid-state devices. This breakthrough technology has the potential to revolutionize the energy storage industry and change the way we store and use energy.
Other attempts at high density batteries are prone to electrical leakage and charge dissipation. This limitation makes it difficult to hold a charge indefinitely or even over a span of weeks. Without the ability to hold a charge, the battery may become damaged, but it is also not useful to any user.
Space Charge’s energy storage devices are all solid-state and do not use gels, liquids, or other materials that are not compatible with microfabrication techniques. They use electrochemical and Faradaic redox reactions to store electrical energy in their electrodes, which are made from a variety of metals, metal oxides, and metal-containing compositions.
One of the advantages of these energy storage devices is that they can use various working ions, including oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen, and others. This means that they can store different forms of energy and be optimized for a variety of applications. For example, in an energy storage device based on oxygen, the electrodes can be made of metal oxides that can undergo reversible redox reactions to gain or lose oxygen atoms during charging and discharging.
Space Charge’s energy storage devices are highly efficient, making them ideal for use in a variety of applications, including portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and more. Their all-solid-state design makes them safer and more durable than other energy storage devices on the market, and their ability to store energy at high densities makes them a key player in the energy storage industry.
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