Published on Sep 25, 2012
A 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.
Posted in Energy Independence, Environment, Nanotechnology, Oil and Gas Tagged Batteries, Business, Drinking water, Electric double-layer capacitor, Energy density, Energy Independence, Environment, Graphene, Monash University, Nano Batteries, Nano Medicine, Nano-Bio and Bio-Medicine, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology, Oil and Gas, Printed Electronics, Science, Solar Cells, Solar Energy
Researcher 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.
Posted in Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy Tagged Australia, Electric double-layer capacitor, Energy density, Energy storage, Graphene, Lead–acid battery, Monash, Monash University, Nano Batteries, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Science, Solar Cells
Published 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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Posted in Energy Independence, Environment, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy Tagged Cell Phone, Cell Phones and Driving, Electric car, Electric double-layer capacitor, Electric vehicle, Energy Independence, Environment, Mobile phone, Nano Batteries, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Science, Science and Technology, United States