Flexible, solar-powered supercapacitor for wearable electronics developed


Flexible, solar-powered supercapacitor for wearable electronics developed

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has developed a flexible supercapacitor which can generate power from the Sun and store excess energy for later use. The technology developed by researchers from the University of Glasgow in the UK could pave the way for a new generation of flexible electronic devices, including solar-powered prosthetics for amputees.

The team led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya used layers of graphene and polyurethane to create the flexible supercapacitor, according to the study published in the journal Advanced Science.

The researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of their new material by powering a series of devices, including a string of 84 light-emitting-diodes (LEDs) and a prosthetic hand, allowing it to grasp a series of object.  Read More

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