Skeleton Ultra Capacitors | Fully What's Graphene And Why It'll Soon 2 days ago   20:26

We visit Skeleton Technologies in Tallinn, Estonia to find out how these remarkable products are made and what they do.
Curved graphene. Yummy.
Imagine an electric car with batteries and ultra capacitors that can soak up all your regenerative braking generation and use it to accelerate the vehicle later. Hugely reducing strain on the battery and increasing lifespan and range. Nice.
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Eugene Kovalenko
So another words, super-capacitor will not replace batteries, they will only helps batteries to improve efficiency... Right?
Miz izHere
This red head was awesome, he gave such good explanations of everything! One criticism which is for you, it would of been nice to actually introduce him, his name, his position. Seems strange to interview someone and not to give the audience the basics of the interviewee. Overall a very good video, thumbs up!
Huummm.....ride the breaks and burnout full charges!!!!😎😎😎
Hansjörg Reister
Very impressive.
Daniel Peixoto Martins
This really seems like a good idea!
Also, I wonder if this could improve the performance of hybrid cars.
You did some mistake on beginning of video when You said that Estonia had really low starting point after collapse of USSR, in fact that same city of Tallinn had quite a bit rather clever (military) electronic manufacturers and more importantly education system with people who know a lot about tech. Remember.. USSR had pretty powerful defence systems, many of those was developed in (soviet) Estonia.
John R. Seydel
Really love this show. Learning so much!!
Teddy Stream
You will find many people on you tube making home made capacitors and all that I've seen so far have used variations of a centuries old paper capacitors. It was demonstrated decades ago that modern technology can manufacturer paper caps that out perform any currently produced battery in power density and volume size and power cars hundreds of miles and charge in seconds the problem is safety the consequences of damage or internal short or failure is explosive and make lithium ion look tame also their voltage could be in excess of 1000v.
Daniel Moraes
thank you!
James Holbrook
I think taavi might be a serial killer
Terry Tytula
Great video, this product would be perfect for garbage trucks, as all they do is start and stop as
they go house to house.
Steve Fortuna
ESTONIA!?!?!? Who would've thunk? Thanks for enlightening me. ANOTHER country primed to kick America's ass on the world market. You can tell they don't have OSHA there when they arc the capacitors and melt the insulation off the wire between the poles.
jigga jaw
So lets say you made one that was the size of the battery for an electric car. How much less range would the car have? Is it a 50% reduction? He said it can't run a marathon, but it should be able to go a little ways. Maybe 100 miles instead of 300? If so, who cares if you have to fill it up every 100 miles. It fills up in a few seconds. Plus it lasts for a million recharge cycles, instead of a few thousand. You'd never have to buy another one, unlike with batteries. It would outlast the car. The body would be beat up and the interior worn out and the suspension worn out, before this capacitor ever died.
Tai Viinikka
Imagine if larger, richer countries had the commitment to education that Estonia and Finland have demonstrated? These are not rich countries with tonnes of money to spend, but they understand that if you are trying to build something amazing, you start with (and spend a scary amount of resources on) the foundation.
One of those videos that I have to watch ten times
sam guapo
@fullychargedshow Hey robert. You just made me ashamed of my country and that I'm not Estonian. :) Great video. Maybe now you can also do a piece on that ultra cap company that Elon bought.
I love it when people exaggerate the achievements of the Baltic States, I really do, but Estonia is... an extremely dirty state in terms of CO2 production. The vast majority of its electricity is still generated from shale oil and state grid powered EVs there are among the dirtiest in the world. Cool video anyways :)
This is why Tesla acquired Maxwell Technologies, they are leading in dry battery technology(capacitors). I think they realized that Lithium bottlenecks their progress in their Semi and this was the only way produce the Semi to a considerable price and range. Big things awaits us guys, battery technology is also the bottleneck of our century, imagine all the smart wear(google glasses, watches, clothes with tech inside) with a good battery lifetime.🤯🤯
Broc Luno
Well done all around. SO that's why Elon bought a super cap company :D
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What's Graphene And Why It'll Soon Skeleton Ultra Capacitors | Fully 2 days ago   11:18

What is graphene? What is it used for? The most amazing thing about this semi-metal of the future is the fact that you can produce it yourself in your living room!

What is graphene, and why is it so amazing? One of the things that makes graphene so cool is that it’s the thinnest material you can imagine. It's just one atom thick! This means this material is mathematically 2-dimensional. And you can still hold this single layer of atoms in your hands!
Surprisingly, graphene isn't a unique or rare substance. In fact, it has the same carbon structure as the graphite you use every day when you draw or write with your pencil! But at the same time, in 0.03” of graphite, there are about 3 million graphene layers!

Why graphene is so amazing 1:05
How graphene was discovered 1:48
How expensive graphene is 2:15
What the properties of graphene are 2:41
How graphene can be used 4:50
Can you make graphene at home? 9:59

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- Graphene isn't a unique or rare substance. In fact, it has the same carbon structure as the graphite you use every day when you draw or write with your pencil! But at the same time, in 0.03” of graphite, there are about 3 million graphene layers!
- Dr. Konstantin Novoselov and Professor Andre Geim discovered the wonder-material in 2004 at the University of Manchester. They were examining how efficient graphite is as a transistor. The story goes that graphene appeared thanks to sticky tape!
- Graphene used to be incredibly expensive to manufacture. It cost a whopping $1,100 to produce enough graphene to cover the head of a pin. However, by the end of 2015, you could buy 0.35 oz of graphene for $1,000.
- Graphene is incredibly stretchy. It can stretch as much as 25% of its length! This material is also really stiff. Actually, it’s the hardest material people know about — even harder than diamonds, and that says a lot!
- One more great thing about graphene is its relationship with electricity. This material carries electricity more quickly, more precisely, and more efficiently than any other known material.
- Graphene may be the answer to the water crisis many countries are facing. If we make membranes from graphene, they would be able to let water through while filtering out salt at the same time.
- One layer of graphene is impressive enough. Can you imagine what you could achieve with 2 layers of this super material? Nothing short of incredibly strong body armor.
- If producers start to use graphene in gadget manufacturing, we might end up with smartphones that can be bent in any direction. One of graphene’s main properties is its flexibility.
- Graphene can be used in the beauty industry as well. It will be the perfect alternative to current hair dyes, most of which are still toxic and damaging to hair.
- Well, you can potentially make graphene at home, provided you have enough time and patience to do so.

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