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Issue 20, 2016

Energy harvesting from human motion: materials and techniques

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Abstract

Energy harvesting from human motion is a research field under rapid development. In this tutorial review we address the main physical and physico-chemical processes which can lead to energy generation, including electromagnetism, piezoelectricity, and electrostatic generation. Emphasis is put on the relationships among material properties and device efficiency. Some new and relatively less known approaches, such as triboelectric nanogeneration (TENG) and reverse electrowetting (REWOD), are reported in more detail.

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Submitted
27 Oct 2015
First published
11 Jul 2016

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016,45, 5455-5473
Article type
Tutorial Review

Energy harvesting from human motion: materials and techniques

F. Invernizzi, S. Dulio, M. Patrini, G. Guizzetti and P. Mustarelli, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 5455 DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00812C

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