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Structural electrochemical capacitor

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CCDC ARL

A structural electrochemical capacitor that includes at least one pair of electrodes and a solid electrolytic material disposed between the electrodes which, taken collectively, have sufficient mechanical strength to allow the electrochemical capacitor to be used as a structural component of an article of manufacture is described. The present invention also describes a method of capacitively storing electrical energy and conserving mass and/or volume in a device that includes the steps of: fabricating portions of the structure of a device with high-strength structural electrochemical capacitor that includes at least one pair of electrodes and a body of solid electrolytic material disposed between said electrodes wherein the body of solid electrolytic material accounts for a majority of the mass of a structural element or a majority of the volume of a structural element in the device.

Inventors: 
Snyder, James F.; Wetzel, Eric D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Electronics and Energy
FIle Date: 
2010-11-30
Grant Date: 
2013-11-05
Grant time: 
1,071 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
19
Claim count percentile rank: 
7
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY