As part of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2013, which took place from 12 – 17 May, high-school student Eesha Khare showed off her advancements in super-capacitor technology.
Khare developed a tiny device that fits inside cell phone batteries, allowing them to fully charge within 20-30 seconds. Eesha’s invention also has potential applications for car batteries.
“The super-capacitor I have developed uses a special nano-structure, which allows for a lot greater energy per unit volume,” Khare said.
It can charge quickly, and lasts 10,000 cycles versus a regular cellphone battery which lasts around 1,000 cycles, said Khare.
Khare was one of two individuals earning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award. She received US$50,000 in scholarship funds.
You can see Khare’s IESF interview over on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/66433078