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Graphene in energy storage
Graphene has two potential applications in energy storage:
- As a supercapacitor,W storing energy directly
- Improving the capacity of existing battery technologies.
These are relatively recent developments, and time to commercialization is uncertain.
Notes and references
- Graphene supercapacitors are 20 times as powerful, can be made with a DVD burner, March 19, 2012, ExtremeTech.
- Flexible graphene-based lithium ion batteries with ultrafast charge and discharge rates (scientific paper), October 8, 2012, PNAS.
CalBattery working on 300-mile li-ion batteries at greatly reduced cost (li-ion battery with a silicon-graphene anode, for electric cars), Oct 31st 2012, AutoblogGreen.
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