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Crumpled sheets of graphene.
New graphene ultracapacitors have five times the energy density of current commercial devices, thanks to the increased surface area of the "crumpled" graphene nanomaterial.
Date: 12/08/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Materials, Energy Storage
Adding a coating of graphene or carbon nanotubes is showing promise for improving the energy density of traditional ultracapacitors and may have applications for the lithium-ion battery market as well.
Date: 10/06/2011
Type: News
University of Pennsylvania engineers have proposed the possibility of 'two-dimensional' metamaterials that could be achieved by controlling the conductivity of sheets of graphene.
Date: 06/09/2011
Type: News
Tags: graphene
New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
Date: 10/07/2013
Type: Article
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K.,in collaboration with the company European Thermodynamics Ltd., have called upon graphene to make thermoelectric materials more useful.
Date: 08/10/2015
Type: News
Technologies: Thermoelectrics
Conventional batteries take so long to charge that they cannot efficiently store braking energy. Graphene supercapacitors store almost as much but charge in just 16 seconds.
Date: 11/18/2013
Type: News
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a method for quickly and cheaply mass-producing graphene, a carbon material that could improve the efficiency of energy storage.
Date: 06/22/2010
Type: Article
A research team at the University of Texas has made interesting new structures from graphene. The one atom thick material forms a network of tunnels, leading to high surface areas and potentially high energy storage.
Date: 05/31/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Energy Storage
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory experimenting with tin and graphene have discovered a new way of structuring lithium-ion batteries so that they hold more energy.
Date: 08/02/2011
Type: Article
Technologies: Batteries
Stanford researchers have discovered a way to use graphene-coated sulphur particles as a means of increasing the specific capacity of lithium batteries.
Date: 07/05/2011
Type: News
Technologies: Batteries

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