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May 13th, 2010

Varistors employ nanotechnology

Abstract:
A team of researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia has developed a novel high-performance varistor that has the capability to withstand a 2000 A electrical current without causing any damage to the electronic goods. What is more, they are expected to be 30% cheaper than those currently available. Conventional varistors that are used for domestic purposes also only have the capability to withstand around 500 A of current.

The varistors developed by the team are formulated in such a way so as to absorb more electrical energy. They are fabricated on zinc oxide that can be sourced and grown locally in Malaysia by using a cost-effective technology. This makes the varistors less expensive than 90% of other varistors available in the market.

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