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Carbon Nanotube Batteries

  1. Oct 14, 2012 #1
    Can someone explain how carbon nanotube batteries work? They are carbon nanotubes put on a layer then and covered in an electrolyte such as lithium. These batteries are able to hold 5 times more electricity than a conventional battery.

    I looked up batteries using carbon and not carbon nanotubes as the electrodes for an ultracapacitor. Carbon nanotubes are just a more efficient version. What I do not understand is how does carbon actually hold a charge? Can the carbon nanotube version be explained too?

    I'm looking for an answer in layman's terms.
     
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