Innovative device could offer new hope for heart patients
A UConn graduate student is developing a new micro-scale power source that is significantly smaller and more efficient than the batteries currently used in most cardiac pacemakers today.
Working under the tutelage of chemistry professors James Rusling and Challa Kumar, Ph.D. student Islam Mosa is developing an implantable electronic device that draws its power from an ultra-small, ultra-thin supercapacitor.
"Our supercapacitors are thinner than a human hair," says Mosa, who is pursuing his doctorate in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "They are also very stable. They could be designed to power a cardiac pacemaker for the life of the patient."....

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