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Move over lithium, carbon nanotubes make better batteries reports that scientists have found that carbon nanotubes can generate power at a magnitude three to four times greater than a lithium ion battery.

Read more about the discovery here.

The team was working on measuring the acceleration of a chemical reaction along a nanotube when they discovered that the reaction generated power.

Now the two researchers are using their combined expertise in chemistry and nanomaterials to explore this phenomenon.