Electronic components, iodine valences and ions
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.