PUNE: A team of scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune has developed a graphene-based supercapacitor that has a better capacity and power and offers a stable, non-toxic alternative for batteries.
The researchers, who believe the supercapacitor will have multiple uses, have applied for a patent.
Electric vehicles have been long thought of as the future of the automobile industry. With coal, oil depleting, the race to find alternative energy sources is fast-paced. The car’s battery is vital but due to the toxic lead used, efforts are on to replace batteries with supercapacitors.
Leading a team of 10 students of graduates, post-graduates and PhD students and post-docs Nirmalya Bhallav has been working on the graphene-based supercapacitor, a device that stores and delivers energy, for the past two years.
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Source: The Times of India