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Microfluidic fuel cells for energy generation

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Abstract

Sustainable energy generation is of recent interest due to a growing energy demand across the globe and increasing environmental issues caused by conventional non-renewable means of power generation. In the context of microsystems, portable electronics and lab-on-a-chip based (bio)chemical sensors would essentially require fully integrated, reliable means of power generation. Microfluidic-based fuel cells can offer unique advantages compared to conventional fuel cells such as high surface area-to-volume ratio, ease of integration, cost effectiveness and portability. Here, we summarize recent developments which utilize the potential of microfluidic devices for energy generation.

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The article was first published on 01 Jul 2016


Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C6LC90070D
Citation: Lab Chip, 2016,16, 2754-2758
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    Microfluidic fuel cells for energy generation

    M. Safdar, J. Jänis and S. Sánchez, Lab Chip, 2016, 16, 2754
    DOI: 10.1039/C6LC90070D

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