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Pocket power plant

When Mar 24, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Goldsmiths’ Lecture Theatre 1, 27 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0FS
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There is presently a growing demand for electronic devices that are wireless, portable, wearable and/or implantable. Harvesting energy from ambient sources, such as vibrations and waste heat, offers a clean and competitive energy solution that goes beyond traditional power sources such as batteries that require constant replacing/recharging, and that do not scale easily with size.
Energy harvesting technologies are thus vital to the development of future self-powered devices, such as ubiquitous wireless sensors. Our work involves developing highly efficient nanomaterials, often based on polymers, for energy harvesting using cost-effective and scalable routes, and incorporating these into devices that can convert motion and heat into electricity.

 

Part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

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