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Graphite + water = the future of energy storage

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-07-graphite-future-energy-storage.html

Dr. Dan Li, of the Monash University Department of Materials Engineering, and his research team have been working with a material called graphene, which could form the basis of the next generation of ultrafast energy storage systems.
“Once we can properly manipulate this material, your iPhone, for example, could charge in a few seconds, or possibly faster.” said Dr. Li.
This is amazing if it works. It could change everything. I just want to know why they haven't been studying graphite way before this.
 
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Interesting. I wonder what the total cycle count would be. I'm kinda more interested in the self charging tech being developed. But that being adapted into consumer devices or even being available to the public is likely many years off. This might make it to market faster if it gets enough support.
 
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If it's anywhere near as easy as they make it sound, this should be here really soon.
 
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Isn't future processors also plan on using graphite/graphene instead of silicon?
 
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Yes, and that is supposed to bring a speed increase far greater than anything we have seen before.
 
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good news at the right time when we are running out fossil energy
 

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graphene & carbon nanotubes have been an active field of research for many years. they have kinda magical properties, but research is still in its infancy
 
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I can't wait until the research turns in to actual use.
 
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they have kinda magical properties, but research is still in its infancy
"Magical"... "in its infancy"... WTF is Apple doing then??? Why aren't they helping the researchers? Aren't they the premier magical corporation of the world? :laugh:
 
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Very interesting, but they wont show up after the reserves of ion in the earth have been depleted.
Scientists know these things so there is no objective discussing.
 
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umm ions are normal atoms with electron count != proton count -> positive or negative charge
 
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"Magical"... "in its infancy"... WTF is Apple doing then??? Why aren't they helping the researchers? Aren't they the premier magical corporation of the world? :laugh:
that's their marketing department your thinking of, they'd never do anything that has a chance of improving people's lives
 
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that's their marketing department your thinking of, they'd never do anything that has a chance of improving people's lives
They already have the iWater, all we need now is the iGraphite.
 
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Time to make an iPatent and make the end of i patents forever lol...

I'd love to see a 10 second recharge battery with capacity to fuel a smartphone for a month and a laptop for a week. Hell i'd even be perfectly happy with a 10 minute full recharge.
 
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Very interesting, but they wont show up after the reserves of ion in the earth have been depleted.
Scientists know these things so there is no objective discussing.


Shit me that would take a while dude :laugh:
 
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"Magical"... "in its infancy"... WTF is Apple doing then??? Why aren't they helping the researchers? Aren't they the premier magical corporation of the world?
you are joking arent ya, apple are still here sellin old socks for double the doe with not an inovation in tech to their name and that wont change as apple = poo ple:eek:

Very interesting, but they wont show up after the reserves of ion in the earth have been depleted.
Scientists know these things so there is no objective discussing.
you need a better spell and grammer + wtf you on about checker thats damn near sig worthy again, any molecule can afaik be turned into an ion are you on about iron?? ion = charged particle

im a mass spec tech so that i know
 
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In the end, all research is dependent on the made up stuff that is money.
 

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this is the tech electric cars are waiting for.
 
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It will hopefully be much cleaner than transporting raw material for Li-ion/NiMH cells across entire world and then crowning cars using that stuff as the cleanest option...
Because in this case we're basically talking about two most abundant elements, water and carbon. Not sure what kind of side products will be made during manufacturing process of such cells though.
 

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i would totally get an electric car :D
 
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combined with a constant trical charge sytem this could be even more amazin
 
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#22
Graphene, photovoltaics, betavoltaics ... there's a lot of cool things are yet to come.

Btw I found articles how researches want to use graphene in non-volatile memory devices.

This invention utilizes graphene which has a low power consumption compared to NAND and it is also capable of realizing multi-bit-per-cell data storage applications.
http://ilo.technologypublisher.com/technology/4395
http://www.memristor.org/news/653/mram-spram-solar-graphene-nvram-memory
http://www.materialsviews.com/details/news/1079535/Graphene_Logic_Gates_Low_Power_High_Gain.html
 
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Then again we were supposed to have buckyball C-60 oils and all sorts of other nanotube superconductors by now.
 
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In 15-20 years time is my estimation. They are not going to ditch current milking technologies. We could just skip everything known today and release 10GHz graphene CPU's. But why do that if you can make 300 iterations of 200MHz steps, slightly smaller manufacturing processes, make some more 100MHz refreshes of existing stuff. And before you know it, 10 years go by. And they make a fortune out of it. our civilization could be far more advanced already if we weren't bond to the stupid money.
There is even a point where something gets so advanced that money will become a menaingles thing. They'll probably "invent" something else at that point to restrain ourselves.
 
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This tech is nowhere near production. They have no idea how to make these pure carbon structures on a large scale yet. We have known the properties of these structures for quite some time like with buckminsterfullerine. Figuring out how to produce large quantities of it is the struggle right now. Then after they figure out how to do so then they will have to work on how to make connecting structures out of it after they have the pieces to make something. Assemble it with nanomachines? Working with it to create something useful is far off sadly.