Arizona Technology and Innovation: Edible Capacitors
May 23, 2016
Arizona State University researchers have created a supercapacitor that you can eat. The supercapacitor could be used to power a camera or wipe out E. coli. Certain foods can store and conduct electricity and when sandwiched together, they create a supercapacitor – a high-capacity electrical component that can store electrical energy temporarily. ASU associate professor of mechanical engineering Hanqing Jiang (Han-ching Gee-ang) and research team member Wenwen Xu (Wen-wen Shu) will tell us more about their discovery.