Teen's Invention Could Create 20 Second Phone Recharge

Would  you believe me if i told you will that you would soon be able to recharge your mobile phone in a matter of seconds.That will soon be a reality because a young Californian teenage student and aspiring scientist have researched and developed a super capacitor which should ultimately allow your phone to be charged for a period no more than 20 to 30 seconds.
Super capacitors can store alot of energy per unit volume but studies have also concluded that these capacitor store less energy than batteries when  further researched for energy efficiency.

Eesha Khare, the young eighteen year old student and budding scientist has been making some significant head ways in the study of super-capacitors, her research began with trying to make these super-capacitors more energy efficient and it ended with her developing a prototype of super-capacitor that utilises nanostructures which allows for a greater ability to store  more energy per unit volume.She was highly praised at the International Engineering and Science Fair in Phoenix which brings together over 1600 high school finalists, all of whom were competing for US$4 million in awards.

Note : Should this technology be implemented, it would mean that our phones would no longer need to be charged for hours and hours but for only minutes or seconds.Khare who is  a student at Lynbrook High School in California was quoted as saying, "these capacitors charges much faster and they lasts 10,000 cycles in contrast to batteries which last only 1000 cycles".This she demonstrated by showing how she was able to power up a LED light bulb fully from a super-capacitor which was charged for only 20 seconds.

This advancement in energy storage technology will soon find it`s way in mobile devices such as phones because her tiny device fits perfectly inside cell-phone batteries.It would mean that cell phones would be charged in no time, lets say 20 seconds to one minute the most.Once commercially implemented the technology will move to laptops, ipads, electric cars etc, anything that includes a battery.Google has already shown interests in her work.

Khare was also a proud recipient of a $50,000.00 prize from Intel Foundation for the young scientist award, later down in Fall she will be preparing to attend Harvard University.

Here is a video of her explaining these super capacitors and it`s nanostructures at Vimeo.

Wouldn`t  you like for your smart phone to be charged in 20 seconds or 30 seconds?

Images:Complement of Intel

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