Method And Apparatus For Increasing Energy Density In Electric Capacitors Using An Inductive Electric Field


Despite significant progress made in electric energy storage technology, there is a key problem that remains unsolved. The energy density, i.e., amount of energy stored per unit volume in electric capacitors is less than the one of gasoline – 34.2 MJ/L. Exceeding this limit with electric storage devices would drastically change the future of society and renewable energy storage.


Prof. Aleksandr Khitun at UCR has developed a novel and revolutionary method for unlimited energy storage. The essence of the approach is the use of inductive voltage (Vind) to partially compensate for the electrostatic voltage q/C produced by the electric charges on capacitor plates. The theoretical considerations and rigorous computations indicate that is possible to increase the amount of charge stored on the plates before the breakdown and increase the energy stored in the capacitor using the compensational inductive voltage.

Schematics of a parallel-plate capacitor in a time-varying magnetic field B. The red and the blue arrows show the direction of the electrostatic


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