While there is no perfect capacitor for all conditions, polymer capacitors can server as suitable and sometimes even beneficial alternatives to other options. When investigating as a possible replacement, several things must be considered.
In order to increase the conductivity of polymers, and in this way obtain higher efficiency in organic solar cells, light-emitting diodes and other bioelectronic applications, researchers have until now doped the material with various substances.
Capacitors are fundamental components in both analog and digital electronic circuits. These passive components play an important role in influencing the operational behavior of circuits. The characteristics of a capacitor vary mainly depending on the dielectric material used. The dielectric material determines the capacitance value, energy efficiency, and size of a capacitor. Fixed value capacitors can be broadly categorized into two: polar and non-polar capacitors. Non-polar capacitors include ceramic, film, and paper capacitors. Aluminum electrolytic capacitors and tantalum capacitors are polar components.
In the technical-economics of capacitance, the greatest ROI in research dollars comes from the manipulation of the available surface area of the traditional dielectric materials: Ceramic, Plastic, Aluminum, and Tantalum.