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Sun, 19 Feb 2012, 12:17am yet another proposal for high energy density capacitors... »
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Daniel R Plante wrote:

then the empirical breakdown difference measured between thick and thin layers would vanish.

Idiot, no, they would not. Breakdown is caused by avalanche ionization of dielectric. Nano-thin dielectrics don't have avalanche ionization because there is not enough voltage in them.
Instead nano-thin capacitors start leaking current at few volts due to quantum tunneling.
And record achieved for nano-thin-film is 3000 Volt/um.

Q: What would happen if you give 12V battery and two 6V light bulbs to Weir/Nelson?

A: They will wait 8 years for 12V➜6V DC-DC converter.