Scientists at Stanford University have developed batteries using a combination or paper coated in a special ink that has built in nanotubes and silver nanowires.
By coating the paper with the special ink it makes a high conductive device that can hold an electric charge like batteries.
“These nanomaterials are special,” Cui said. “They’re a one-dimensional structure with very small diameters.” The small diameter helps the nanomaterial ink stick strongly to the fibrous paper, making the battery and supercapacitor very durable. The paper supercapacitor may last through 40,000 charge-discharge cycles – at least an order of magnitude more than lithium batteries. The nanomaterials also make ideal conductors because they move electricity along much more efficiently than ordinary conductors, Cui said.
Check out the video below which explains how this new technology works.
Stanford University via Electronista
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