Energy Harvesting Using Nanowires?



This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Energy Harvesting Using Nanowires? Volume 20, Issue 24, Article first published online: 16 December 2008

  • The authors are grateful to Dr. Hongjin Fan and Dong Sik Kim for growing the ZnO nanowire samples, to Dr. Yewu Wang for growing the silicon nanowire samples, to Dr. Lucian Pintilie for useful discussions, and to Wolfgang Eberhardt for the help in experimental setup. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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The present paper focuses on the basic science of the energy harvesting mechanism proposed in the literature to explain how ZnO nanowire-based generators operate. It tries to unveil the signal sources which – based on experiments and theoretical considerations – are different than commonly suggested.