Super-Flexible Nanogenerator for Energy Harvesting from Gentle Wind and as an Active Deformation Sensor (pages 2445–2449)
Sangmin Lee, Sung-Hwan Bae, Long Lin, Ya Yang, Chan Park, Sang-Woo Kim, Seung Nam Cha, Hyunjin Kim, Young Jun Park and Zhong Lin Wang
Version of Record online: 13 DEC 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201202867
A super-flexible and conformable piezoelectric nanogenerator (NG) based on cost-effective Al foil is invented. The super-flexible NG can generate output power in light air and serve as an energy harvesting device under the waving motion of an attached flag due to its excellent conformability. The NGs show potential applications as active sensors that are capable of detecting slight skin movement due to their extremely low resistance to motion. This is a highly promising platform to produce energy harvesting devices and self-powered sensors.