Ever wonder how our electronics equiments, such as future mirrorless DSLRs, can get even slimmer with more features crammed into them? One way is to print carbon nanotubes onto a treated piece of paper to develop low-cost (even disposable) paper electronics. Anything from Xerox paper to newspaper and even grocery ads will work, as long as they are first coated with polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) to allow the paper to function as an electrolyte membrane and separator. The resulting integrated paper supercapacitor structure can be manufactured using high-speed printing, which greatly reduces fabrication costs and brings disposable, flexible, and lightweight paper electronics closer to reality.
Read the article at: Physorg.