Nanosheets to enable greater energy storage in capacitors by stacking them like LEGOs

03/20/2014 - 00:00

Electronics are getting smaller all the time, but there's a limit to how tiny they can get with today's materials. Takayoshi Sasaki and co-workers at the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science and Shinshu University in Japan have now developed a way to shrink capacitors, key components that store energy, even further, which could accelerate the development of more compact, high-performance next-generation devices.


"All-nanosheet ultrathin capacitors assembled layer-by-layer via solution-based processes." Chengxiang Wang, et al. ACS Nano, 2014; 140219070102009 DOI: 10.1021/nn406367p