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Nanotechnology based cable that will check electricity loss in transmission lines [Registered]

Researchers at the Rice University have made breakthrough in the development of a cable with efficient conductive properties that will make an efficient electric grid of the future possible. Moving electricity over copper-based transmission lines is not easy. Around 5% of electricity is leaked per 100 miles of transmission, said the lead researcher Andrew R. Barron. Added up over an entire country, there is clearly a lot of power wasted. The researchers have developed armchair quantum wire (AQW). This essentially comprises a weave of metallic nanotubes that can carry electricity with negligible loss over long distances. Small batches of the…

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