Florida Patent of the Month – May 2024

Nanotech Energy Inc was founded with a mission of developing next generation super materials to transform the world. They are working to build solutions for various industries, from energy storage systems with greater charge to electric cars that are miles ahead.

Recently, the company was granted a patent for their novel electrochemical system, setting a new standard in performance and efficiency. This cutting-edge invention features a planar array of interconnected electrochemical cells, each comprising first and second electrodes interdigitated with ultra-thin nanoflakes of pseudocapacitive materials. The key innovation lies in the use of a three-dimensional interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (ICCN), enhancing the system’s conductivity and energy storage capabilities.

The ICCN, made up of expanded and interconnected carbon layers, works in tandem with materials like MnO2, RuO2, and other pseudocapacitive nanostructures embedded within its pores. This structure not only maximizes surface area but also improves the distribution and utilization of the pseudocapacitive materials, leading to superior energy densities of at least 22 Wh/L and capacitance per footprint exceeding 380 mF/cm². This makes the system highly efficient and compact, ideal for advanced applications in portable electronics and renewable energy storage.

One of the standout features is the system’s ability to output voltages up to 100 volts, a significant leap for supercapacitors, traditionally limited by lower voltage outputs. This high-voltage capability opens new avenues for integration into high-demand technologies such as electric vehicles and grid storage solutions. Moreover, the robust and scalable fabrication method, involving light scribing of the carbonaceous framework, ensures that these high-performance microsupercapacitors can be produced efficiently and at scale.

Nanotech Energy’s innovation not only meets the increasing energy demands but does so with a focus on sustainability and performance. By pushing the boundaries of current energy storage technologies, this invention marks a significant milestone in the journey towards more efficient, durable, and versatile energy storage solutions.

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