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Posted: Jun 09, 2011
Angstron Materials Unveils New Spin-off: Angstron Supercapacitor
(Nanowerk News) Angstron Materials will participate in TechConnect Summit & Expo 2011 where the company will unveil its new sister division Angstron Supercapacitor Co. (AS). The spin-off company has been formed to produce a new superior supercapacitor electrode material. The material is made from graphene which has ultra-high specific capacitance, high electric and thermal conductivity and the highest energy/power density of known materials.
The material, U.S. patent 7,623,340, is based on nano graphene platelets (NGPs), a breakthrough technology developed by Angstron. The manufacturer is the world's largest producer of NGPs. Angstron's single layer graphene has exhibited the highest electrical properties including exceptional in-plane electrical conductivity. Graphene also offers a very high specific surface area - up to 2675 square meters per gram. By creating curved graphene sheets that resist restacking, Angstron has dramatically improved specific surface area and energy density for greater energy storage.
The business strategy for the company positions Angstron Supercapacitor with the objective to capture global leadership in the development and production of next-generation supercapacitor electrode materials by providing highest-performing electrode materials at affordable costs. A presentation will be given as part of TechConnect Ventures' forum event to attendees with possible interest in partnering or collaborating with the new company to achieve commercialization goals.
Angstron Materials offers a variety of graphene materials in sizes ranging from nano to micron in the x, y and z axis. These advanced materials are collectively referred to as nano graphene platelets (NGPs). NGPs offer improved material performance and superior mechanical, thermal, barrier and electrical conductivity properties. As a result, Angstron is able to work with companies to functionalize graphene for specific applications that include batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, light weight structural components as well as electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), electrostatic discharge (ESD), lightning strike and other functional and structural composite applications. Angstron uses its research and development expertise to partner with customers throughout the commercialization process, reducing time and costs while improving performance. NGPs are surface functionalizable for polymer and common solvent applications and can offer loadings of up to 40 percent weight for a variety of applications. Angstron combines real world technology to create next generation products in the aerospace, automotive, energy, marine, construction, electronics, medical, military and telecommunications markets.