• Paper super-capacitors bring forth a future with electronics made of paper

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    Ever dreamt of a paper world with all your electronics made out of paper? You don’t need to be an origami fan to dream about things like that anymore. Paper electronics might just pop up in the future, thanks to the researches at Stanford University, who’ve come up with a technology to make this dream into a reality. Paper super capacitors have been stumbled upon by printing carbon nanotubes onto paper. These can be printed onto everything and involves the coating of both sides of a piece of paper with polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).

    The treated paper bonds to the super capacitor, just like ink and paper bonding and works efficiently, with minimal capacitance loss after 2500 charge-discharge cycles. If all goes well, the future might have electronic devices made of paper, that we can dispose of easily when out of use and recycle, keeping away the trouble of recycling e-waste that we face today.

    Posted in Topics:Alternative Energy, Tags: , on May 25, 2010