Volume 89 Issue 33 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 15, 2011

Microgen And Cornell Make Energy Harvester

Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: energy-harvesting, sensors, cornell
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MicroGen’s Bolt sensor is smaller than a quarter.
Credit: MicroGen
MicroGen Systems and Cornell University’s Cornell Nanoscale Facility have collaborated to develop battery-free sensors that can operate in anything that spins or shakes. The battery is a tiny sheet of piezoelectric material that generates electricity when flexed. Called Bolt, the energy harvesting device is intended to enable low power electronic devices, such as nodes for wireless sensor networks.
 
MicroGen’s Bolt sensor is smaller than a quarter.
Credit: MicroGen

MicroGen Systems and Cornell University’s Cornell Nanoscale Science & Technology Facility have collaborated to develop battery-free sensors that can operate in anything that spins or shakes. The device includes a tiny sheet of piezoelectric material that generates electricity when flexed. Called Bolt, the energy-harvesting device is intended to enable low-power electronics, such as nodes for wireless sensor networks.

 
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