Graphene: The Next Tech Revolution?


Published on Sep 25, 2012

http://dailyreckoning.com/graphene

imagesCAMR5BLR Einstein Judging a FishA new groundbreaking material recently discovered has the potential to change the world: Water filtration, cellular and battery technology, aircraft and automotive finishing will never be the same.

 

 

 

 

 

New graphene-based super-capacitors last as long as lead-acid batteries


3adb215 D BurrisResearcher from Australia‘s Monash University developed new graphene-based supercapacitors that feature high energy density – in fact about 12 times higher than commercially available capacitors. These supercapacitors last as long as a conventional battery (lead-acid).

 

 

 

The researchers used an adaptive graphene gel film, developed at Monash in 2012. They used liquid electrolytes to control the spacing between graphene sheets on the sub-nanometre scale. Those electrolytes played a dual role: maintaining the minute space between the graphene sheets and conducting electricity. In this new electrode design, the density is maximized without compromising porosity.

The researchers say that the production process is simple and can be scaled-up cost-effectively.

Source: Monash University

 

Charge Your Cell Phone In 5 Seconds


Mega UploadsPublished on Feb 27, 2013

Supercapacitors: They’ll enable you to charge your cell phone in 5 seconds, or an electric car in about a minute. They’re cheap, biodegradable, never wear out and as Trace’ll tell you, could be powering your life sooner than you’d think.

 

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