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Are Diamonds The Future Of Energy Storage?

• Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden

Authored by Tsvetana Paraskova via OilPrice.com,

The advance of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs) has incentivized scientists to look into various ways to solve the problem with efficient energy storage, which is the key to wider adoption of green energy technologies.

Most research focuses on batteries—how to make lithium-ion batteries safer and more efficient or how other, cheaper elements, can be used in batteries.

Most previous research has focused on the chemical storage and the electrochemical reactions in batteries.  

The mechanical functions of a diamond nanothread (DNT) bundle have the potential to store and release energy when stretched or twisted. These diamond nanothread bundles consist of one-dimensional carbon threads.

"Similar to a compressed coil or children's wind-up toy, energy can be released as the twisted bundle unravels," Dr. Haifei Zhan from the QUT Centre for Materials Science said in a statement.


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