In the study, chemical vapours react with the iron oxide in red bricks, to form a layer of special conductive plastic. Photo: ShutterstockIn the study, chemical vapours react with the iron oxide in red bricks, to form a layer of special conductive plastic. Photo: Shutterstock
In the study, chemical vapours react with the iron oxide in red bricks, to form a layer of special conductive plastic. Photo: Shutterstock

US university research team say they have invented a process that can transform bricks into ‘batteries’

  • The ‘power bricks’ can be recycled up to 10,000 times before losing their capacity
  • The treated bricks basically act as supercapacitors, which can charge faster and last longer than standard batteries

Topic |   Science
In the study, chemical vapours react with the iron oxide in red bricks, to form a layer of special conductive plastic. Photo: ShutterstockIn the study, chemical vapours react with the iron oxide in red bricks, to form a layer of special conductive plastic. Photo: Shutterstock
In the study, chemical vapours react with the iron oxide in red bricks, to form a layer of special conductive plastic. Photo: Shutterstock
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