Apogee launches nanotech power-tool batteries

According to the company, Apogee Power has been working under the radar for the past six years to develop a complete line of impact cordless power tools and battery packs that incorporate its Nano-Tech Ultra-Pulse Capacitor technology, which enhances the power and performance of lithium batteries.

January 14, 2009: Nanotubes, the tiny honeycomb cylinders of carbon atoms only a few nanometers wide, are perhaps the signature material of modern engineering research, but actually trying to organize the atomic scale rods is notoriously like herding cats. A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Rice University, however, offers an inexpensive process that gets nanotubes to obediently line themselves up — that is, self-assemble — in neat rows, more like ducks.


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