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Super capacitor electrodes from waste

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    24th Aug, 2020
  • The Scientists at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) have utilised Tamarind seeds and cotton waste to make low-cost super capacitors for energy storage.
  • They have converted waste materials into highly porous carbon fibres by activation process.
  • Then these porous carbon fibres are utilised to make high-performance super capacitor electrodes.
  • It can pave way towards affordable electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles which bank on super capacitors for their application in braking systems and start-stop cycles.
  • Super capacitors are high-capacity capacitors that store electrical charge or electrochemical energy.

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