Summary #1308

Physicists build circuit that generates clean, limitless power from graphene

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  • It was thought to be impossible, but it turns out that temperature moves around in graphene in such a way that it can induce an alternating current (AC) in a circuit.
  • Based on century-old theory and modern thermodynamics, scientists built a circuit that converts AC into a direct current (DC).
  • The next goal is to miniaturize the circuit and pattern it on silicone.
  • If millions of these tiny circuits could be fit into a 1x1 millimeter chip, it could be a viable low-power battery replacement.

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