The Indian Institute of Technology has developed electronic components of iodine and valence, which could make them useful in various types of electronic devices, said a report in the IIT Daily.

The paper by the institute’s Department of Chemistry and Nanotechnology said the research team led by Professor Rajat Bhanu Mehta of IIT-Delhi, and their supervisor Prof. Jigesh Dabholkar of the National Institute of Chemical Technology (NICTO) had succeeded in making the iodide-based electronic components.

The paper said the iodides are stable and have the capacity to react with other elements.

This can be achieved by using them as a source of an electrical charge, the paper said.

The team has made the iodises out of aluminum-oxide and titanium-oxide.

The researchers are also planning to use the iodates in the manufacture of new types of batteries, the report said.