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[ET] Graphene supercapacitors created with ‘traditional paper making’ process, rivals lead-acid battery capacity

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Materials engineers at Monash University in Australia have devised a method of producing graphene supercapacitors that have the same energy density as the lead-acid battery under your car’s hood. Not only are these supercapacitors about 10 times more energy-dense than commercial devices, but the method of producing the graphene inside the supercapacitors seems to be novel as well. The engineers say they used a process that is similar to traditional paper making — and that it could easily and cost-effectively scaled up for commercial production of graphene, and graphene-based supercaps.

 

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Good lord! That SCIENCE!!! smells delicious this morning.
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Want want want want.
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As much as I love acid-spewing and explosive batteries, carbon supercapacitors are really cool.

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Is there anything this material cant do? I have no doubts in the future the discovery of this material will seen as significant as the apple falling on Newtons head.
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Will my car be flying any time soon? Once I get the flux capacitor installed, I mean
    
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With that sort of energy density, I imagine they'll go pop pretty loudly. I'd hate to see this sort of thing being weaponised.
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With that sort of energy density, I imagine they'll go pop pretty loudly. I'd hate to see this sort of thing being weaponised.

Slowly charge up this thing and then unleash it all in one go. This is the solution to railguns and particle weapons! thumb.gif
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Amazing. I want to buy two...
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