Research team charges on with ‘power suit’ as a new battery for electric cars, spacecraft

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University of Central Florida scientists are charging on with an experimental battery capable of reinventing how automobiles and spacecraft are made.

By reworking the idea of energy sources, a UCF research group is creating a lightweight battery that would double as the outer shell of a vehicle in what the group is calling its “power suit” project.
Led by UCF College of Engineering Professor Jayan Thomas, the group plans to accomplish this with nanotechnology—supercapacitor composite material involving graphene arranged over carbon fiber in a fan-like structure, Thomas said.
“The advantage is it’s lightweight, and can …

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