Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reaching for the relatable application

These kids are totally rad; all I managed to do at their age was break a Raman spectrometer. However, I think the desire to say Khare's discovery could be used for cell phones is a bit of stretch. Here is the relevant diagram:
You'd need a supercapacitor ~10 times the size of your current cell phone battery to carry as much energy and you'd need to dissipate a lot of heat to have it discharge more slowly.