Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Graphene-Based Supercapacitors

with energy density of nickel hydride batteries (NextBigFuture)

Among the many industrial applications of capacitors, the new capacitors developed in this research offer promises as power sources for electric and hybrid vehicles, which require high energy density.

If this holds up, you can forget about hybrids. Capacitors have an infinite number of charge/discharge cycles and can be charged/discharged fast. The key may be in figuring out how to exploit this capability.

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