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New device stores electricity on silicon chips


October 22, 2013

silicon chip with porous surface Solar cells that produce electricity 24/7. Cell phones with built-in power cells that recharge in seconds and work for weeks between charges. These are just two of the possibilities raised by a novel supercapacitor design invented by material scientists at Vanderbilt University. Full Story

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