materials-science-centerKharagpur Scientists Develop Novel Nanomaterial for Smart Supercapacitors

The Wire--New Delhi (July 7, 2017)

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, have developed a new nanocomposite material suitable for making energy storage devices called super-capacitors.

Unlike batteries, there is no electrochemical reaction in supercapacitors. Instead, they store energy by means of static charge and can be charged instantly. And this is why they are most sought after for applications like hybrid transportation systems and, as micro-supercapacitors, for wearable electronics. Prepared by bringing together silver, graphene and pyrrole, the new composite has been shows to exhibit properties that could make it a good candidate for use as an electrode in such super-capacitors, according to its engineers. (Read More)