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December 15, 2009

UCSD: Defective carbon nano tubes get big self-esteem boost

Not too often that GOOD is better that PERFECT.

...artificially introduced defects in nanotubes can aid the development of supercapacitors.

“While batteries have large storage capacity, they take a long time to charge; while electrostatic capacitors can charge quickly but typically have limited capacity. However, supercapacitors/electrochemical capacitors incorporate the advantages of both,” Bandaru said...

Light weight, high power density == eco-friendly electric flying cars

As an aside, we've been working on some laser fab stuff that could be used to introduce these "defects" in a very controlled manner. Nano tubes aren't our main thrust, but the nano-scale laser processing tech we've been developing has many applications.


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