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Carbon based supercapacitors superb for storing electrical energy and releasing it quickly [Registered]

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified the nanoscale structure of a novel form of carbon, contributing to an explanation of why this new material acts like a super-absorbent sponge when it comes to soaking up electric charge. The material, created at The University of Texas – Austin, can be incorporated into “supercapacitor” energy-storage devices with remarkably high storage capacity while retaining other attractive attributes such as superfast energy release, quick recharge time, and a lifetime of at least 10,000 charge/discharge cycles. “Those properties make this new form of carbon particularly attractive for meeting electrical…

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