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Nanotuned Carbide-derived Carbon as a Potential Low- voltage Actuator in Lab-on chip Applications for Blood Analysis and Point-of-care Medicine

A non-faradaic charge storage mechanism, where adsorbed ions reside on a porous electrode to form an electrochemical double-layer capacitor (supercapacitor) based on proprietary nanoporous carbide-derived carbon (CDC), which is “nanotuned” through high-temperature synthesis, has been validated as a superior material for supercapacitors and energy storage. Riin Ehin from the Board of Competence Centre for Cancer Research Ltd. and her team discuss how testing data shows that it holds a great potential in low-voltage actuator technology, a possible game- changer in blood analysis applications