Sepp Hasslberger: Graphene Displacing Batteries?

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Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

Batteries are out – well not quite yet – but super capacitors are coming.

Laser-Induced Graphene Looks to Displace Batteries With Supercapacitors

The key attribute of LIG is how comparatively easy it is to produce as opposed to graphene made via chemical vapor deposition. For LIG, all that is needed is a commercial polyimide plastic sheet and a computer-controlled laser. The Rice researchers discovered that the laser would burn everything on the polyimide except the carbon from the top layer. What remains is a form of graphene.

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