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Find(s) of the Day: Paper Batteries, Nanotube Logic

December 11, 2009

Bing Hu, a post-doctoral fellow, prepares a small square of ordinary paper to with an ink that will deposit nanotubes on the surface that can then be charged with energy to create a battery.

FROM STANDFORD.EDU NEWS: “Dip an ordinary piece of paper into ink infused with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires, and it turns into a battery or supercapacitor. Crumple the piece of paper, and it still works. Stanford researcher Yi Cui sees many uses for this new way of storing electricity.”

Way, way cool. Think of the applications, the portability (!).

At Stanford, nanotubes ink paper = instant battery

And, along a similar vein, also from STANDFORD. EDU NEWS: “New techniques for preventing flaws, building multilayer chips result in prototypes that demonstrate feasibility of “nanotube” logic circuits.”

Can you say “practical carbon-based integrated circuits?” Go ahead, say it:

“Practical carbon-based integrated circuits.”

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 1, 2010 9:34 pm

    Great idea, but will this work over the long run?

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