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Teen Designs Device That Has the Potential to Charge Up Phones in Seconds

Charge Phone in Seconds

Sometimes I find myself hanging around the charger while everyone else starts trooping out the door because my phone is running low on power and wouldn’t last the night if I unplugged it then and there. But who knew you could charge up your phone in just 30 seconds with the right device?

Eighteen-year-old Eesha Khare designed a supercapacitor that has the potential to charge phones in about half a minute. The superconductor is designed to fit inside the battery, which, aside from the rapid charging, also lasts ten times longer than other existing devices. Eesha’s paper, entitled “Design and Synthesis of Hydrogenated TiO2-Polyaniline Nanorods for Flexible High-Performance Supercapacitors”, can be found here.

Khare’s project is based upon the work of Xihong Lu, et. al., with one of the proponents in the study, Dr. Yat Li, supervising her as she used the laboratory equipment of the University of California Santa Cruz.

Khare’s superconductor won her $50,000 at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which she will be using “to go to college and to keep making a lot of scientific advancements.” It looks like she’s off to a great start!

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Edited May 25, 2013 for corrections. Sources: Policymic, Business Insider, and Intel.







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  • LaRocky

    This is more of a battery replacement and not a charge your battery invention. The ‘battery’ (aka supercapacitor) can charge in 30 mins, not the supercapacitor can change a battery in 30 mins.

  • Deus Ex Vino

    As far as i remember it was created by the university she cooperated with and the loading-density of the device is absolutely insufficient for usage in mobile devices. it is not of big help if your phone is loaded in 30 seconds and empty in 30 minutes. Also – the technology itself isnt new.
    I love how everybody jumps on the “oh, young people without much knowledge can achieve amazing things!” train, so they can feel hope on their own. without years and years of studying, research and failures.

  • Hazel

    Noted. The post has been corrected, thanks for your input!

  • Hazel Chua

    Noted. The post has been corrected, thanks for your input!

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    very interesting