Want To Charge Your Laptop In 10 Minutes? This Indian-Origin Techie Might Have The Answer – News18

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Another Indian techie is in the news this month, for his work in the charging space.

Charging tech has advanced over the years but the demand for EVs in the future will need further additions that can fast-charge the vehicles and more.

We now have a big catalogue of fast-chargers for phones, and even laptops to some extent. But the market needs to continue to innovate to reduce the charging time of bigger items like electric cars and even laptops.

That’s what an Indian-origin techie has achieved, which is claimed to offer a fully-charged EV or a laptop in just 10 minutes. Ankur Gupta, researcher at a US-based university and his team have discovered a new technology that could charge a dead laptop or phone in a minute or an electric car in 10 minutes.

In the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers discovered how tiny charged particles, called ions, move within a complex network of minuscule pores.

According to Gupta, an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, this breakthrough could lead to the development of more efficient energy storage devices, such as ‘supercapacitors’.

The discovery is important not only for storing energy in vehicles and electronic devices but also for power grids, where fluctuating energy demand needs efficient storage to avoid waste during periods of low demand and to ensure speedy delivery during high demand, Gupta said.

Supercapacitors, energy storage devices that depend on ion collection in their pores, have fast charging times and longer life spans compared to batteries, he added.

As per researchers, the primary appeal of supercapacitors lies in their speed. Before this study, ion movements were only defined in the literature in one straight pore.

This discovery allows for the simulation and prediction of ion flow in a complicated network of thousands of interconnected pores in minutes, the researchers mentioned.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – IANS)