Non-Aligned and Aligned α-Mno2 Nanorods (image) Michigan Technological University Caption The non-aligned manganese dioxide nanorods on the left were made using conventional methods. The aligned nanorods on the right were grown in Desheng (Dennis) Meng's lab at Michigan Technological University using electrophoretic deposition. Using aligned nanorods, Meng's group was able to build a superior chemical capacitor. Credit FESEM images by Sunand Santhanagopalan Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.