You probably haven’t heard of graphene. That’s OK; the inventors of it won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for bringing it into the world. Graphene is a carbon polymer which, as it happens, is something called a supercapacitor; what that means is it’s an electrical power storage device that charges far more rapidly than chemical batteries.
Graphene stores an enormous volume of electrons, and it can accumulate them at high speeds. Meaning that in seconds, a battery based on graphene can pick up enough of a charge to, say, run a cell phone for hours.
Or in about the same time it takes to gas up your car, a graphene battery might be charged enough to run a vehicle for a couple hundred miles.
That’s pretty revolutionary stuff. You might think this is some extraordinarily hard-to-produce item.
Well, just watch this video and see how they make a graphene battery. Pretty amazing.
Hat tip: Hot Air.