Yi Cui

Function over form: ‘Smarter’ textiles pave way for clothes that do more than cover

By Stephanie Liverani / September 16, 2016

From textiles that effectively dissipate body heat, to fabric that harvests energy from the sun, to computers sewn right into our sweaters, check out some of the latest innovations in “smart” clothing.

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Simple nanoscale processes improve electrode performance in Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors

By Eileen De Guire / October 6, 2011

Scanning electron microscope photo of hollow carbon nanofiber-encapsulated sulfur tubes, at the heart of a new battery design. Credit: Wesley Guangyuan Zheng; Stanford Stanford University associate professor of materials science and engineering, Yi Cui, knows his way inside and out of a carbon nanotube, and he’s using his knowledge of that terrain to design new…

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Nanotube-nanowire ink on paper yields cheap, flexible supercapacitors

By / December 9, 2009

In a new paper published in the current edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Stanford University research team reports on startlingly easy and inexpensive way to make a supercapacitor: Just brush an ink made of single wall carbon nanotubes and silver nanowires onto ordinary paper. The team, led by Yi…

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