Action Physics: The Adventures of the Supercapacitor
On Friday I defend my PhD thesis, entitled “Microscopic Theory of Supercapacitors”.
“Supercapacitor” is something of a marketing term (the more technical term is “electric double layer capacitor”), but the word is becoming pretty widely used to describe a particular class of devices. Searching Google Scholar for “supercapacitor”, for example, gives more than 10,000 hits during the last 4-5 years.
Of course, putting “super” in front of a word is (apparently) enough to generate interest from scientists (e.g. superconductivity, supernovae, superfluidity, supersymmetry, superstring theory…), but a thesis defense is supposed to be presented to the general public. So I decided that my thesis topic needed just a little bit of extra pizzazz. Namely, it needed a great logo:
Now that should generate public interest, right?
I should make the logo into a skin-tight, long-sleeved shirt that I wear whenever I’m called to work on supercapacitor theories.