Energy Harvesting for Nanosystems

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Research in Science and Technology

Year: 2018


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Energy Harvesting for Nanosystems

Ali Amiri



In this article, an introduction is presented about the energy harvesting technologies that have potential for powering nanosystems. Our discussion mainly focuses on the approaches other than the well-known solar cell and thermoelectrics. We mainly introduce the piezoelectric nanogenerators developed using aligned ZnO nanowire arrays. This is a potential technology for converting mechanical movement energy (such as body movement, muscle stretching, blood pressure), vibration energy (such as acoustic /ultrasonic wave), and hydraulic energy (such as flow of body fluid, blood flow, contraction of blood vessel, dynamic fluid in nature) into electric energy for self-powered nanosystems.

Keywords: Energy harvesting , nanosystem , Nanogenerator.