A Tohoku University led international research group has engineered a new energy-generating device by combining piezoelectric composites with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), a commonly used material that is both light and strong. The new device transforms vibrations from the surrounding environment into electricity, providing an efficient and reliable means for self-powered sensors. Details of the […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Waterloo engineers have created a new material that converts the simple mechanical vibrations all around us into electricity. The applications run from sensors in everything from pacemakers to spacecraft. The first of its kind and the product of a decade of work in the piezoelectric effect by researchers at the University of […]

DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology in Korea) researchers developed a piezoelectric polymer/ceramic composite fiber with a cross-sectional form that is uniformly controlled to allow the use of energy harvesting technologies that can recycle energy wasted or consumed in everyday life. The results of this study have been published in Nano Energy. Piezoelectric […]

Technical University of Denmark researchers have found a new method to induce the piezoelectric effect in materials that are otherwise not piezoelectric. It can pave the way for new uses and more environmentally friendly materials. Piezoelectricity is used everywhere: Watches, cars, alarms, headphones, pickups for instruments, electric lighters and gas burners. One of the most […]

For years, researchers believed that the smaller the domain size in a ferroelectric crystal, the greater the piezoelectric properties of the material. However, recent findings by Penn State researchers have raised questions about this standard rule. Piezoelectricity is a material property where a crystal generates electrical charge under an applied mechanical force. This capability enables […]

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