Electrical applications of nanomaterials

Last time I have discussed the magnetic and medicinal applications of nanomaterials. Today to extend it further I will discuss the electrical properties of nanomaterials or nanoparticles.

Electrical properties of nanomaterials:

1.)    High Energy Density Batteries. As we all know that conventional and rechargeable batteries are used in almost all applications that require electric power. The energy density or storage capacity of these batteries is quite low requiring frequent recharging. Nanocrystalline materials are good materials for separator plates in batteries because they can hold considerably more energy than conventional ones. Nickel-metal hydride batteries made of nanocrystalline nickel and metal hydrides are envisioned to require far less frequent recharging and to last much longer. Continue reading “Electrical applications of nanomaterials”