Materials science: Composite for energy storage takes the heat

  title={Materials science: Composite for energy storage takes the heat},
  author={Harry J. Ploehn},
  • H. Ploehn
  • Published 30 July 2015
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Nature
A polymer-based material has been discovered that breaks the rules — it has the right combination of properties for use in energy-storage devices called dielectric capacitors, and can function at high temperatures. See Letter p.576 Dielectric materials for capacitative energy storage need to function in harsh conditions if they are to be used, for example, in electric vehicles or aerospace applications. Polymer dielectrics are lightweight and therefore are attractive from a power-to-weight… Expand
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