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29 February 2012 Energy harvesting from millimetric ZnO single wire piezo-generators
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Proceedings Volume 8263, Oxide-based Materials and Devices III; 82631X (2012)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2012, San Francisco, California, United States
This work reports on investigations into the possibility of harvesting energy from the piezoelectric response of millimetric ZnO rods to movement. SEM & PL studies of hydrothermally grown ZnO rods revealed sizes ranging from 1 - 3 mm x 100 - 400 microns and suggested that each was a wurtzite monocrystal. Studies of current & voltage responses as a function of time during bending with a probe arm gave responses coherent with those reported elsewhere in the literature for ZnO nanowires or micro-rod single wire generators. The larger scale of these rods provided some advantages over such nano- and microstructures in terms of contacting ease, signal level & robustness.
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D. J. Rogers, C. Carroll, P. Bove, V. E. Sandana, L. Goubert, A. Largeteau, F. Hosseini Teherani, G. Demazeau, R. McClintock, H. -J. Drouhin, and M. Razeghi "Energy harvesting from millimetric ZnO single wire piezo-generators", Proc. SPIE 8263, Oxide-based Materials and Devices III, 82631X (29 February 2012);

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