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"Nanocable" Could Be Big Boon for Energy Storage

June 7, 2012

artist's impression of new coaxial nanocable Rice University researchers have created a coaxial nanocable capacitor that outperforms previously reported microcapacitors. The three-layer, 100 nanometer-wide cable is described this week in Nature Communications. The cable was produced with techniques pioneered in the nascent graphene field and could be used to build next-generation energy storage systems. Full Story

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