One sheet, 15 centimetres in diametre and a few tenths of a millimetre thick can store as much energy as supercapacitors currently on the market can. The material can be recharged hundreds of times and each charge only takes a few seconds.

In a world where the increased use of renewable energy requires new methods for energy storage, the new product could be of immense value, according to the study.

The newly developed power paper is light in weight, requires no dangerous chemicals or heavy metals and it is waterproof, the study said.

The findings were published in the journal Advanced Science.


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