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From nanoenergy harvesting to self-powering of micro- or nano-sensors for measurements on-site or for IoT applications
Author(s): Jayme Alexandra Millar; Zhen Gao; Siva Sivoththaman; Vassili Karanassios
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Paper Abstract

Operation on-site for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and (to a lesser extend) driven by the needs of Industry 4.0 and the requirement for “bringing part of the lab to the sample” (for on-site chemical analysis applications), are the main driving forces behind development of fieldable micro- or nano-sensors, and of micro- or nano-instruments. Such approaches typically require battery-operation (thus requiring regular battery-replacement). Would it not be ideal if field-operated systems were powered from nanoenergy harvested from ambient sources or even if they were self-powered (i.e., without needing an external power supply)? In this paper, two approaches are explored: One approach involves use of Tribo Electric Nanogenerators (TENGs) and the other a self-powered detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10983, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XII, 109831B (13 May 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2519939
Show Author Affiliations
Jayme Alexandra Millar, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (Canada)
Zhen Gao, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Siva Sivoththaman, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Vassili Karanassios, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10983:
Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies XII
Richard A. Crocombe; Luisa T.M. Profeta; Abul K. Azad, Editor(s)

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