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Self-Powered Nanosensors and Nanosystems

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  • Zhong Lin Wang

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    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
    2. World Premier International (WPI) Research Center for Materials, Nanoarchitectonics, (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, 305-0044, Japan
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.
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Abstract

Sensor networks are a key technological and economic driver for global industries in the near future, with applications in health care, environmental monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, national security, and more. Developing technologies for self-powered nanosensors is vitally important. This paper gives a brief summary about recent progress in the area, describing nanogenerators that are capable of providing sustainable self-sufficient micro/nanopower sources for future sensor networks.

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