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Smartphones to charge in seconds soon!

An Indian-American – Nitin Choudhary is part of a research that will enable smartphone users to charge their phone in seconds. 

The supercapacitor can be charged more than 30,000 times. Photo courtesy: University of Central Florida

According to reports, the researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a process to create flexible supercapacitors that will have more energy storage capacity and can be recharged more than 30,000 times without beginning to degrade.

Nitin Choudhary, a postdoctoral associate at UCF, says, “If they were to replace the batteries with these supercapacitors, you could charge your mobile phone in a few seconds and you wouldn't need to charge it again for over a week.” 

Nitin Choudhary, who's part of the research team. Photo courtesy: University of Central Florida

People using smartphones know that after 18 months of usage, the battery holds a charge for less time as the battery begins to degrade. The commonly used lithium-ion battery in phones can be recharged less than 1500 times without any failure. But the latest process created by UCF researchers yields a supercapacitor that does not degrade and can be charged more than 30,000 times.

Deepti Kaul
Deepti Kaul – Senior Writer

Deepti Kaul has over a decade’s experience in journalism. She has worked with media giants like Hindustan Times, NDTV, India Today, IndiaTV and as a freelancer. She loves to write on Indians abroad, fashion, lifestyle,food, travel, showbiz, education, parenting while meeting people and experiencing different cultures.