This project entailed developing a flexible, ionogel electrolyte-based supercapacitor device. The goal was to realize a device prototype that incorporates an ionogel electrolyte and is also safe and durable for wearable use. We explored different avenues of fabricating a flexible device onto textiles — e.g. screen-printing electrode material and ionogels into military textiles (see referenced paper below). The ultimate device involved utilizing silicone packaging material that enabled low device resistance and provided a reliable way to integrate the device to textile.
- Screen-printed Military Textiles for Wearable Energy Storage (pdf)
- Wearable Energy Storage Based on Ionic Liquid Gels (book chapter)