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Carbon Nanotubes increase battery power (link inside)

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posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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ScienceDaily (June 20, 2010) — Batteries might gain a boost in power capacity as a result of a new finding from researchers at MIT. They found that using carbon nanotubes for one of the battery's electrodes produced a significant increase -- up to tenfold -- in the amount of power it could deliver from a given weight of material, compared to a conventional lithium-ion battery. Such electrodes might find applications in small portable devices, and with further research might also lead to improved batteries for larger, more power-hungry applications.


Well MIT certainly does a lot of work with nanotubes. The article says their power transfer increased by ten times what it was at first. I would also like to mention that these nanotubes while they are very efficient are also expensive.

I hope we will see more about these little structures as time goes.


[edit on 20-6-2010 by Gentill Abdulla]




posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 10:11 PM
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Bring it on ,hopefully battery technology will increase ,We are still using old lead acid batteries which are ok but seriously outdated .LI-PO is good but to expensive for larger applications eg.solar/wind setups.This new nanotube would be good for our future electric cars and hoverboards(why dont we have these yet?)

[edit on 20-6-2010 by 12voltz]





 
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