I have heard that a super capacitor can be made with a dvd burner. What materials do I need to to get and what software for my DVD burner do I need to make this amazing device?

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    $\begingroup$ Could you provide a link to where you heard/read about this? It would help use help you. $\endgroup$
    – Ben Norris
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 0:03
  • $\begingroup$ io9.com/5987086/… $\endgroup$
    – Skyler 440
    Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 15:42

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Chemistry World UK have made this YouTube Clip that has a professor from UCLA explaining what is needed and how to go about it - even though the video is about 2.5 minutes, but it is a good demonstration. The associated article is DVD player burns graphene to disc

Additionally, according to this JensLabs page DIY Graphene, it states that the following readily available materials are needed:

  • Graphite oxide
  • Light scribe capable DVD burner
  • Light scribe DVD
  • Substrate
  • Sonicator - the article suggests that a ultrasonic cleaner would suffice
  • Pipette
  • Ion-porous separator
  • Electrolyte

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