Digital quantum batteries: Energy and information storage in nanovacuum tube arrays

@article{Hbler2010DigitalQB,
  title={Digital quantum batteries: Energy and information storage in nanovacuum tube arrays},
  author={Alfred W. H{\"u}bler and Onyeama Osuagwu},
  journal={Complex.},
  year={2010},
  volume={15},
  pages={48-55}
}
Dielectric material between capacitor electrodes increases the capacitance. However, when the electric field exceeds a threshold, electric breakdown in the dielectric discharges the capacitor suddenly and the stored energy is lost. We show that nanovacuum tubes do not have this problem because (i) electric breakdown can be suppressed with quantization phenomena, and (ii) the capacitance is large at small gap sizes. We find that the energy density and power density in nanovacuum tubes are large… 

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