A European Union-funded collaborative research project is intended to develop supercapacitor energy storage technology for use in hybrid electric vehicles.
The ElectroGraph project is investigating technology for the development of both electrode materials as well as the electrolyte solutions as required for optimising the overall performance of supercapacitors.
The focus of the research is the combination of graphene and graphene-based material as electrode materials, and use of room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) as electrolyte is the target of development.
These materials will be demonstrated in the functional model of supercapacitor.
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