Teenaged Esha invents device to charge phone in 20 seconds, wins $50000


    Indian American Teenaged Esha whi is studying Nanochemistry has invented a device to charge phone in 20 seconds. He has won $50000 for her invention

    While the girls of her age are fretting over boys and clothes, a California based, Indian-American girl in bid to end her cell-phone charging woes, has invented a device that charges a phone in 20 seconds flat.

    The invention christened Super-capacitor is now being eyed by Google. 18-year-old Esha Khare, a resident of Saratoga, recently walked away with the Young Scientist Award by the Intel Foundation and $50,000 during the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for developing the tiny device that fits inside mobile phone batteries that could allow them to charge within 20-30 seconds.

    The device is capable of throwing the regular cellphone chargers and long waiting hours for a phone into oblivion, as the gizmo packs more energy into a smaller space than traditional phone batteries and holds the charge for longer

    Even though Khare has only used the super-capacitor to power a light-emitting diode or LED, she sees a bright future for invention that might be used for powering cellphones, cars and any gadget that requires a rechargeable battery.

    Maintaining that it was her own cellphone’s frequently dying battery that inspired her to take up the challenge Khare, specializing in Nanochemistry, said it was due to her subject that she could reduce the size of her invention.

    “Really working at the nanoscale to make significant advances in many different fields.  It is also flexible, so it can be used in rollup displays and clothing and fabric. It has a lot of different applications and advantages over batteries in that sense, “said Khare.

    It is pertinent to mention here that the super-capacitor is flexible and tiny, and is able to handle 10,000 recharge cycles, more than normal batteries by a factor of 10. Ever since the news of the gadget was made public, Google has been in contact with Khare to explore how she plans to change the makeup of cell phone battery life.