Direct laser writing is a single-step fabrication technique for the micro and nanostructures even below the sub-diffraction limits. In recent times, the technique is adapted to the fabrication of on-chip energy storages with additional features of flexibility and stretchability. The major category of the energy storages taken into consideration for laser writing belongs to the family of supercapacitors which is known for the high rate of charge transfer, longer life spans and lesser charging times in comparison with traditional batteries. The technology explores the possibilities of non-explosive all solid-state energy storage integration with portable and wearable applications. These features can enable the development of self-powered autonomous devices, vehicles and self-reliant infrastructures. In this chapter, we discuss the progress, challenges and perspectives of micro-supercapacitors fabricated using direct laser writing.
Part of the book: Supercapacitors