Diamond nanowires can be used to make long lasting and high energy batteries. Photo: University of Queensland
Queensland: Mobile phones and other devices are developing very fast at the moment but batteries are still not able to meet this requirement.
A new way to do this is to demonstrate a successful demonstration of energy accumulation in diamond nano-thread bundles.
Dr Haifai Zan and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia have developed one-dimensional carbon nanoparticles that can be billed to store mechanical energy. These nanogaps have been observed by scientists for a long time.
After that, Professor Haifai and his colleagues thought that if the carbon nano thread derived from diamond could be filled with electricity, what would be the benefit? They observed it theoretically on computer modelling and found that 1.76 megajoules of energy could be charged per kilogram and could be three to four times more than even the best lithium-ion batteries.
On the other hand, this method can be a bit safer because if the batteries are made of diamond nano-thread, they will be protected from inflating, leaking and deteriorating like normal batteries. That is why they can be easily used to run pacemakers and other devices in the human body.
Also, if carbon-threaded batteries are made, they can be used in body patches, spacecraft, electric clothing and other items because they have the same thread-like structure.