Guwahati, May 11 -- Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) have developed novel materials and methodologies that significantly enhance the performance metrics of supercapacitors.

Led by Prof Uday Narayan Maiti of IIT Guwahati's Department of Physics, the team of researchers also included Pradip Kumar from Bhopal's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), and Narayanan Padma from Mumbai's Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

Supercapacitors, akin to batteries, serve as energy storage devices. However, unlike batteries that rely on chemical reactions, supercapacitors store energy through the electrostatic field - the separation o...