We induce and make use of different electronic, physical, and quantum properties of nanostructured polymers to find solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Our technologies aim to improve lives in the first world and developing nations alike.
Supercapacitors are devices that could herald a revolution in energy storage. However, supercapacitors are currently not competitive with battery technology due to their low energy density. Graphene (an atom thick sheet of carbon) has high specific area that could enable large performance increases in the energy density of supercapacitors. However, the potential of graphene is limited by the agglomeration of individual nano-sheet substituents. We are developing a new way of modifying graphene to maximize its utility in increasing energy density in supercapacitor technology.
The major challenge inhibiting quantum computing currently is that the physical hardware encasing quantum bits are subject to environmental noise and perturbations. We propose a new method to substantially increase the physical stability of quantum bits to tackle the problem of decoherence. We took a major step to realizing this goal by synthesizing the first entirely organic material that can inhabit ferromagnetic and semiconducting properties simultaneously at room temperature
Every material that conducts electricity such as the copper in the wires of electronic devices requires an input of energy to help overcome its own inherent electrical resistance. However, a superconductor is a material which has zero electrical resistance. Imagine only needing to provide a small amount of energy inside a wire and then by virtue of the material’s intrinsic properties, the current induced would last for millions of years without decay. However, conventional superconductors need to be cooled down to extreme low temperatures (near absolute zero) for the zero electrical resistance effect but if we could bring this effect to room temperature, then this would be truly revolutionary for the production of energy in the developing world and industrialized nations alike. We have preliminary data that suggests we created an antiferromagnetically ordered organic persistent current carrier that operates at room temperature based on analysis of applied magnetization and resulting magnetic flux in our own novel material: conductive polymers in mesoscopic ring (micron to nanosize) arrangements. From our own findings, we also leverage the theories of Andrei Mourachkine and William Little on bipolaron-polaron coupling (Cooper pair analog) mediated organic superconductivity. Conductive polymers possess bipolaronic species at room temperature and if combined with antiferromagnetic ordering that arises due to the ring architecture could facilitate bipolaron-polaron coupling and yield a potentially route to room temperature superconductivity.
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