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]