Series module of quinone-based organic supercapacitor (> 6 V) with practical cell structure

Yuto Katsuyama, Takayuki Takehi, Shu Sokabe, Mai Tanaka, Mizuki Ishizawa, Hiroya Abe, Masaru Watanabe, Itaru Honma, Yuta Nakayasu

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Inexpensive, high-performing, and environmentally friendly energy storage devices are required for smart grids that efficiently utilize renewable energy. Energy storage devices consisting of organic active materials are promising because organic materials, especially quinones, are ubiquitous and usually do not require harsh conditions for synthesis, releasing less CO2 during mass production. Although fundamental research-scale aqueous quinone-based organic supercapacitors have shown excellent energy storage performance, no practical research has been conducted. In this study, we aimed to develop a practical-scale aqueous-quinone-based organic supercapacitor. By connecting 12 cells of size 10 cm × 10 cm × 0.5 cm each in series, we fabricated a high-voltage (> 6 V) aqueous organic supercapacitor that can charge a smartphone at a 1 C rate. This is the first step in commercializing aqueous organic supercapacitors that could solve environmental problems, such as high CO2 emissions, air pollution by toxic metals, and limited electricity generation by renewable resources.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3915
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec

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