January 6, 2015

Hemp Electrodes Could Improve the Cost and Performance of Superconductors

As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, a team of scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long touted as the model material for supercapacitors. They're presenting their research, which a Canadian startup company is working on scaling up, at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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