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Capacitors are typically connected together in one of two configurations: either in series, or in parallel. Here we study a capacitor-within-capacitor configuration. Simulations and experiments indicate that the overall capacitance of the structured cell may be made larger than an ordinary two-plate counterpart by at least 50%. Simulations also indicate that the cell’s capacitance may be controlled by the gate voltage. Overall, this concept is deemed suitable for microfluidic sensing and possibly for energy storage elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number48
JournalSN Applied Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


  • Capacitor-within-capacitor
  • Capacitors
  • Electronic circuits
  • Electronic sensors
  • Energy storage


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