New energy storage material developed by Northwestern University

Chemist William Dichtel and his team have developed a material that could be used in batteries for electric cars to reduce charging time. The material has the ability to store large amounts of electricity and with it the ability to quickly charge and discharge, such as supercapacitors, said Dichtel, a pioneer in researching a new field of covalent organic frameworks (COFs). Modified covalent organic frames could store about 10 times more energy and speed up charging by 10 to 15 times.