Technology is increasing rapidly, technology made our life easier and comfortable. This era is a Smart era. People of this era use smart devices like smartphones, smartband, smartwatch, smarttelevision etc. But the main problem that disappointes consumer is their battery life. Despite we have achieved great success in Information Technology but battery is stil a major limitation for most of the IT devices. However, a team of scientists at the University of Central Florida’s NanoScience Technology Center may have taken a step toward ending our collective nightmare
The research team has developed a process for creating flexible supercapacitors that can store more energy and charges in seconds. The best point about this is that it can be recharged more than 30,000 times without degradation.
“If the battries are replaced by these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile within a few time which lasts long for a week”said by the team member Nitin Chaudhary.
As batteries use chemical reaction, Supercapacitors store electricity statically on the surface of a material which means they can be charged quicker. Previously graphene was used for research projects for this purpose,but with limited success.The newly developed supercapacitors consist of millions of highly-conductive nanowires that are wrapped with those materials. As a result, electrons can pass quickly from the core to the shell and high energy and power densities are produced.
At this stage the technology is only a proof of concept and not ready for commercialization. However, the team is in the process of patenting the method and, if developed further, could power the mobile devices, compact cameras and electric vehicles of the future by using this technology.