Accidental battery discovery may revolutionize the world

Posted By: Adrian Garcia | Feb 24, 2013 at 1:11 am EST

Two UCLA Researchers discover Battery that charges in seconds

Richard Kaner Prof. UCLA

Richard Kaner Prof. UCLA



Two UCLA researchers, Ric Kaner and Maher El-Kady, who were actually experimenting with ways to manufacture graphene in a better way, have accidentally created a graphene supercapacitor that can potentially revolutionize the world of batteries and technology. Their supercapacitor, which is easy to manufacture, is biodegradable and is amazingly able to charge up to 1000 times faster than a normal battery.

“I think the eureka moment [was] when Mahar dragged me into the lab and said ‘take a look at this.’ He turned on a light bulb using this little piece of graphene. But the amazing thing is, it doesn’t stop working. After charging for two or three seconds, he ran this light for over five minutes. I thought, ‘We have something very important here.”

They quickly realized the applications their discovery could have on future technologies, imagining charging an iPhone in 30 seconds, or fully charging an electric car in minutes. And best of all the supercapacitor is biodegradable.

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