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Hybrid Ribbons a Gift for Powerful Batteries

March 25, 2013

graphene-coated ribbons of vanadium oxide Ribbons of vanadium oxide and graphene become ultrafast charging and discharging electrodes for lithium-ion batteries in new research at Rice University. Full Story

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