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Jayan Thomas’s research on supercapacitors is featured in the latest edition of Pegasus magazine.

Copper wires power our lives. The simple electricity-transferring cables, used since the 1820s, bring energy into our homes, connect our telecommunications and make our electronic devices work. And now assistant professor Jayan Thomas of the NanoScience Technology Center has found a way to improve a regular copper wire and transform it into a supercapacitor cable. “This device can change the way we power the world,” says Thomas.

Thomas’ device is different because of the nanowhisker technology, which transforms the standard copper wire into a supercapacitor capable of storing and delivering large amounts of power. The combination of small size and big output creates exciting opportunities for technological innovation.

Read the complete article from Pegasus magazine.