A young 18 years old girl from California has won the contest International Science and Engineering Fair organized by Intel. She presented her project called “supercapacitor”, a device that would be placed in a smartphone battery allowing it to recharge in less than 30 seconds.
Eesha Khare thus wins the international science competition organized by Intel for her project or super capacitor. It could be a revolution in the mobile world, as it would charge a smartphone battery in just 20 to 30 seconds.
The reason why Eesha Khare focused on this problem, is because she hated that her mobile phone discharging too quickly. Beside fast recharging, super-capacitor will also extend the life of the battery. It will allow 10,000 load cycles when a conventional battery provides about 1000. This system could also be adapted to larger scale such as electric car batteries.
The girl was given a price of $50 000, an amount that she will use to continue her studies and participate in the advancement of science.
This super capacitor has been presented at the planning stage and we should not expect to see it equiped on our smartphones tomorrow. However, since this problem is affecting a lot of smartphone users, it is very likely that manufacturers will focus closely on this project from young Californian.