WiFi Signals Will Now Power Your TV, Smartphones, Household Gadgets! Breakthrough In Energy Transfer?
Physicists at Massachussetts Institute of Technology have achieved a new scientific breakthrough which will allow household appliances to work with the help of direct current produced using terahertz waves.
In simple terms, this will enable us to convert wi-fi signals into usable power.
For more details about this groundbreaking invention, read on!
Household Appliances To Run On Terahertz Waves Emitted By Wi-Fi
Wifi is probably present at every every nook and corner of the world. However, what we didnt know is that one day, thanks to the pysicists at MIT, we will be able to use the rays of the wifi to power the electronic appliances in our homes.
Up until now, there was no means to put these waves to use in any other applications. As per a study, this new technology has shown quite a lot of potential.
Lead author of the study, Hiroki Isobe, a postdoc in MIT’s Materials Research Laboratory says, “We are surrounded by electromagnetic waves in the terahertz range. If we can convert that energy into an energy source we can use for daily life, that would help to address the energy challenges we are facing right now.”
How Will This Device Work?
This will be possible due to the Terahertz waves that are a type of electromagnetic waves emitted by wi-fi routers and other devices to produce direct current. And these scientists have developed a blueprint for a device that will be able to convert terahertz into a direct current. This device will be able to convert ambient terahertz waves into a direct current, which is a form of electricity, which will be used to power many electrical devices.
This is possible for any device that sends out a wi-fi signal as any such device will also emit terahertz waves.
As per the report on their website, this design takes advantage of the quantum mechanical, or atomic behaviour of the carbon material graphene.
The report states, “They found that by combining graphene with another material, in this case, boron nitride, the electrons in graphene should skew their motion toward a common direction. Any incoming terahertz waves should “shuttle” graphene’s electrons, like so many tiny air traffic controllers, to flow through the material in a single direction, as a direct current.”