10 November 2016 Harvesting electrostatic energy using super-hydrophobic surfaces
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Proceedings Volume 10161, 14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors; 1016108 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245160
Event: 14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors, 2016, Gdansk, Poland
Almost all environments are now being extensively populated by miniaturized, nano-powered electronic sensor devices communicated together through wireless sensor networks building Internet of Things (IoT). Various energy harvesting techniques are being more and more frequently proposed for battery-less powering of such remote, unattended, implantable or wearable sensors or other low-power electronic gadgets. Energy harvesting relays on extracting energy from the ambient sources readily accessible at the sensor location and converting it into electrical power. The paper exploits possibility of generating electric energy safely accessible for nano-power electronics using tribo-electric and electrostatic induction phenomena displayed at super-hydrophobic surfaces impinged by water droplets. Mechanism of such interaction is discussed and illustrated by experimental results.
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Dominik Pociecha, Dominik Pociecha, Pawel Zylka, Pawel Zylka, } "Harvesting electrostatic energy using super-hydrophobic surfaces", Proc. SPIE 10161, 14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors, 1016108 (10 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245160; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245160

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