Delphi Technologies Invests In Innovative Capacitor Start-Up

source: PRNewswire news LONDON, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Delphi Technologies PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a global leader in vehicle propulsion, today announced an investment in PolyCharge America, Inc. (www.polycharge.com), a start-up established to commercialize a new capacitor technology. This technology helps to make high-power inverters smaller, lighter and more tolerant to high temperatures.

Engineers reinvent the inductor after two centuries

source: nanotechweb news Could the inductor be redesigned in a fundamentally new way? Yes, according to new work by researchers in the US, Japan and China who have made the first high-performance inductors from intercalated graphene that work in the 10-50 GHz range thanks to the mechanism of kinetic inductance – rather than magnetic inductance […]

Performance, reliability and limitations of BME technology

source: Capacitor Faks blog Today’s electronic devices are smaller in size and have more functionality compared to their predecessors. They are expected to get even smaller with the current advancements in manufacturing technologies. The trend towards miniaturization of components is mainly accelerated by better understanding of materials and improved processing techniques. Critical applications such as […]

Fully digital 3D printing business models turn into reality additive manufactured copper inductors

source: 3D priting progress news The Berlin-based software company trinckle provides design automation for 3D printing – with a focus on product customization. For the PROTIQ Marketplace, the company developed a web-based configurator for inductors that enables customers to configure and order customized copper inductors in a fully digitized process.

Scientists develop ultrafast aluminium-ion battery with quarter-million cycle life

Source: Phys.org news January 8, 2018, Zhejiang University. Aluminum-ion batteries (AIB) have significant merits of low cost, non-flammability, and high-capacity metallic aluminum anodes based on three-electron redox properties. However, due to its inadequate cathodic performance, especially in terms of capacity, high-rate capability, and cycle life, AIB still cannot compete with Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors.

All-Nanotube Stretchable Supercapacitor With Low Equivalent Series Resistance

source: Phys.org news Currently, research in the domain of flexible and stretchable supercapacitors is focused on adjusting electrodes, as they have the most significant effect on performance. However, the separator materials for such applications remain largely unexplored. Recently, a group of scientists from Skoltech and Aalto University (Finland) proposed a novel method for the fabrication […]