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Study: Aloe Vera Chemical May Be Of Use In Memory Chips

Study: Aloe Vera Chemical May Be Of Use In Memory Chips

Aloe vera, rich in natural properties, is commonly used to make medicines and cosmetics. Aloe vera is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that may help protect your skin. The important compounds in aloe vera have also been shown to neutralize the effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, repair your skin from existing UV damage, and help prevent fine lines and wrinkles

But A study by the Indian Institute of Technology Indore in Madhya Pradesh has found that aloe vera has an “electronic memory effect chemical” that may be useful in making memory chips and other data storage devices, an official from the premier facility said.

An IIT Indore official said that they have found aloe vera to contain an “electronic memory effect chemical”. He said the study was carried out by the Materials and Device (MAD) laboratory of the institution’s physics department.

PhD student Tanushree Ghosh carried out the study along with Suchita Kandpal, Chanchal Rani, Manushree Tanwar, Devesh Kumar Pathak and Anjali Choudhary.

As part of our study, we used electric current in aloe vera fruit juice, which brought forth that it has an electronic memory effect chemical, and as per need, its conductivity can be increased and decreased,” Dr Rajesh Kumar, Associate Professor of the Physics Department of IIT Indore told PTI on Sunday.

“Synthetic chemicals are used for making data storage devices like memory chips. If experts on the subject go for in-depth research, the natural chemical found in aloe vera fruit juice might open up a new vista in place of synthetic chemicals with which these devices are made,” Dr Kumar informed.

Meanwhile, IIT Indore commenced the admission process for its new MTech programmes including Electric Vehicle Technology, space engineering and MS (Research) Program in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Engineering.

Candidates interested in IIT Indore Admissions 2021 can visit the official website of the institute, i.e. to register for the MTech programmes. According to the technological institute, the courses cater for those having an interest in space technology and its related fields.

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