Nanotechnology

Graphene and nanotechnology in energy storage offer exciting prospects, promising dramatic increases in capacity with reductions in size, weight and cost. Photo credit: The Graphene Flagship

Nanotechnology in energy storage

Nanotechnology has been a theme of futurist fiction for decades now. And its products are finally coming out of the lab to find a role in sunscreen, medical plasters and self-cleaning glass, to name a…



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Nanotechnologists produce micro-supercapacitor

Researchers at Rice University in the US have made a new hybrid micro-supercapacitor from graphene and carbon nanotube ‘carpets’, reports nantechweb.org. These structures have electrochemical properties that could be just the thing for running portable…



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Britain bets on graphene

Discovered by scientists at Manchester University in 2005, graphene has a wealth of potential applications related to both renewables and energy storage – as well as flexible electronics and opto-electronics, and much more. It is…


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New solar storage possibilities from MIT

Scientists at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced modified carbon nanotubes that can store solar energy indefinitely after being charged up by sunlight, says the university. Although nano materials that store sunlight in…


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Nanoflowers let Li-ion batteries bloom

North Carolina State University researchers have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (a semiconductor material) that have extremely thin petals with an enormous surface area, which could dramatically boost the capacity of lithium-ion (Li-ion)…