Years ago, many of us on Vortex followed the unfolding story of EEStor. Another
The made amazing claims for Ultracapitors that were better than the best
lithium batteries in every respect.
Then they crashed and burned… although they are apparently still in business.
Their BaTiO dielectric has achieved third-party certification of dielectric
constant (K) of 16,000 at 500 volts.
That should blow away Elon’s lithium design but would probably be best suited
to work in tandem – the so-called Batt-Cap.
The one below has K of 25,000,000,000 !!!! but … catch-22, that number is at 1
In theory but not in practice one could wire 500 of them in series, and beat
the socks off EEStor, but… there are problems with that approach.
I will save the details for another occasion.
You may recognize the name of the author if you have followed the field of
Superdielectric Materials Composed of NaCl, H2O and
By Jonathan Phillips
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93950
CONCLUSION- The most significant finding of the present study is empirical: a
pH neutral aqueous solution of NaCl in a porous alumina constitutes a super
material. Moreover, the dielectric constant was a function of salt
a maximum value, at nearly one volt, of greater than 2.5 1010 (25 billion),
that super dielectrics have dielectric constants orders of magnitude greater
previously observed. This suggests that super dielectric materials, as per
suggestion, are a broad class of materials: porous, non-conductive materials
with ion-containing liquids.