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Associate Professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh (L) and Professor Michael Strano have discovered a new power source through nanotechnology.

Australian professor Michael Strano and Iranian associate professor Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh have discovered a new power source for energy storage and power generation.

Associate Professor Kalantar-Zadeh, from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at RMIT University in Melbourne, and MIT Associate Professor Michael Strano’s nanotechnology research team made the breakthrough in a joint project.

While they were measuring the acceleration of a chemical reaction along a carbon nanotube, they made the remarkable discovery. The reaction they were monitoring generated power.

Kalantar-Zadeh said that the power generated relative to the energy source size is three to four times more than what is currently possible with the best lithium-ion batteries.

“By coating a nanotube in nitrocellulose fuel and igniting one end, we set off a combustion wave along it and learned that a nanotube is an excellent conductor of heat from burning fuel. Even better, the combustion wave creates a strong electric current,” he said.

The Iranian scientist added, “It’s the first viable nanoscale approach to power generation that exploits the thermoelectric effect by overcoming the feasibility issues associated with minimizing dimensions.”

The initial results of their discovery were published in the December issue of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum Magazine, in an article entitled “Nanodynamite: Fuel-coated nanotubes could provide bursts of power to the smallest systems.”

Kalantar-Zadeh received a BS in telecommunications engineering from Iran’s Sharif University of Technology and an MS in the same field from Tehran University.

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7 Responses to " Professors discover nanoscale energy source "

  1. o says:

    And the whole world thought these people(the iranians ) where stupid and backwards…yea right,these people have some of the- best scientist in the world
    This is probly why the zionist war pigs hate them so much,they are smiply smarter than them

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  2. sandra says:

    mr/ms o
    you are very racist and your comment is really not necessary, as there are enough stupid people, like you that rate this not as a breakthrough for us HUMANS, but instead bring the racist anti-zionist comment into this discussion. All I can say bravo to these two scientists!

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    • o says:

      Sandra
      Havent you of all people being german should know your history and the 1948 war crimes that these war pigs did to the palistinians..it was almost as bad as what your country did to these war pigs…i see that you are young and still have much to learn about life and history so i will dare not to any rude things to you.atleast you are starting to read some of the truth evsn though it my hurt your feelings

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  3. natalie says:

    great breakthrough!!!

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  4. scott says:

    The world needs to hear about this asap before it becomes like Tesla!!!

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  5. xmark says:

    you dont really think they will let us have it do you ?

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  6. Robert says:

    NO. The USA has lot of things figured out. Just because it’s not made public doesn’t doesn’t make Iran special. NOT EVERYONE IS FOR CREDIT TAKING. NASA HAS SAID THE WORLD IS STILL 80+ YEARS BEHIND THE TECH TIMES. WHY WOULD NASA/DARPA PUT It’s FINDING ONLINE FOR THE PUBLIC? LOL YOU GUYS ARE NUTS. :roll: IRAN MADE EMP WEAPONS THAT IS WHY THE USA IS FREAKED OUT. THAT IS WHY ISREAL WILL ATTACK THEM. NOT EVEN THE USA IS CRAZY ENOUGH TO BUILD EMP WEAPONS.

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