SOLAR POWERED SUPER CAPACITOR DEVELOPED BY RESEARCHERS

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solar powered super capacitor developed
Source : BBC NEWS

Under the Indian-origin team leader Professor Ravinder Dahiya, Scientist has developed a flexible super-capacitor, which can generate the power from the sun light and store it for later use. This new technology has developed by researcher of University of Glasgow in the UK to give power to new generation of flexible electronic devices, including solar-powered prosthetic for amputees.

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According to the study published in the journal Advanced Science, The Layer of graphene and polyurethane used to create the flexible super-capacitor. Researchers demonstrate the effectiveness of their new material by powering a series of devices, including a string of 84 LEDs and prosthetic hand, allowing it to grasp a series of object.

Graphene used to make top touch sensitive layer and a highly flexible transparent super material form of carbon layers just one atom thick, said by Prof. Dahiya. Sunlight passes through the top layer is used to generate power via a layer of flexible photo-voltaic cells. In the laboratory test, the super-capacitor has been powered and discharged 15,000 times with no significant loss in its ability to store the energy it generates.

There is huge potential for devices such as prosthetics, wearable health monitors, and electric vehicles which incorporate this technology, and we are keen to continue refining and improving the breakthroughs we have made already in this field, “said prof. Dahiya.

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