MSA  Vol.9 No.6 , May 2018
Molecular Materials for Energy Storage
Abstract: We map the requirements and design rules for dielectric materials that target large scale energy storage applications of electrostatic capacitors. The molecular unit (dielectrophore) must contain three main components: a polarizable subunit having large electric dipole, an isolating subunit which prevents current leakage, and a structural element that promotes self-assembly of molecules in solution and in mesophase and promotes crystallization in the process of film formation. This structural subunit is necessary for high molecular density and enhanced resistivity of film. The process engineering steps required for the supramolecular assembly and crystal film formation (cascade crystallization) are addressed.
Cite this paper: Mourokh, L. , Edder, C. , Mack, W. , Lazarev, P. (2018) Molecular Materials for Energy Storage. Materials Sciences and Applications, 9, 517-525. doi: 10.4236/msa.2018.96036.

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