The researchers have shown that different variants of the C60 carbon ball, a nanomaterial in the fullerene molecular group, provide strong protection against breakdown of the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables.
They are also used as semiconductors in electrical circuits.
The nanotube's structure allows it to be used as a container for transporting a drug in the body.
"The other two are development of renewable energy sources and technologies for energy storage."Together with colleagues from Chalmers and the company Borealis in Stenungsund, he has found a powerful method for reducing energy losses in alternating current cables.
The results were recently published in , a highly ranked scientific journal.
The next step involves testing the method on a large scale in complete high-voltage cables for alternating current.