Sep 29, '17Efficient energy storage is the key component in the development of various modern technologies. In the present time, the main storage devices are the batteries. However, the power density of the batteries is low and their lifetime is short due to the material damage. Furthermore, the batteries become less reliable at elevated temperatures. The alternative storage units are capacitors, which main shortcoming is the low energy density. Producing capacitors with the energy density comparable to that of the batteries, or even larger, would have tremendous impact on society. Capacitor Sciences, Inc (part of the Bolloré Group) proposes to use organic molecules to accomplish that. Now this company issues a contract to the Queens College of CUNY (PI Prof. Lev Murokh, Physics Department) to carry out the calculations to identify such molecules.