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Harvesting electrostatic energy using super-hydrophobic surfaces
Author(s): Dominik Pociecha; Pawel Zylka
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10161, 14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors, 1016108 (10 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245160
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Dominik Pociecha, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)
Pawel Zylka, Wroclaw Univ. of Science and Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10161:
14th International Conference on Optical and Electronic Sensors
Piotr Jasiński, Editor(s)

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