CleanTechnica reported that a team of researchers led by Nayang Technological University’s Yuan Chen has devised a way to make a “microscale flexible energy storage device made of graphene and carbon nanotubes.”

The device can reportedly store enough energy to rival lithium batteries; further, because it is a supercapacitor, it can “charge and discharge much faster than a battery.”

As quoted in the market news:

[The device is] also significant because the research team has devised a fabrication method that results in a long fiber (long as in 50 meters long, so far). That opens up all sorts of opportunities for weaving the new supercapacitor into clothing to power portable electronics. Since the fiber also doubles as a conductor, it can also be used in place of wires to reduce the size and weight of portable devices, including medical implant.

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