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Nanotubes, Ink, And Paper Make Instant Battery

December 8, 2009

Dip an ordinary piece of paper into ink infused with carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires, and it turns into a battery or supercapacitor. Crumple the piece of paper, and it still works. Stanford researcher Yi Cui sees many uses for this new way of storing electricity. Credit: Stanford University/Jack Hubbard