Self-Powered and Soft Polymer MEMS/NEMS Devices

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This book explores the fabrication of soft material and biomimetic MEMS sensors, presents a review of MEMS/NEMS energy harvesters and self-powered sensors, and focuses on the recent efforts in developing flexible and wearable piezoelectric nanogenerators. It also includes a critical analysis of various energy harvesting principles, such as electromagnetic, piezoelectric, electrostatic, triboelectric, and magnetostrictive.

This multidisciplinary book is appropriate for students and professionals in the fields of material science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and bioengineering.

 

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Contents

MEMSNEMSEnabled Energy Harvesters as SelfPowered Sensors
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Flexible and Wearable Piezoelectric Nanogenerators
31
NatureInspired SelfPowered Sensors and Energy Harvesters
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About the author (2019)

Dr. Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli is an Assistant Professor at the Advanced Production Engineering Department, University of Groningen.
Kai Tao is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern Polytechnical University, P.R. China.

Debarun Sengupta is a researcher with the Advanced Production Engineering Department, University of Groningen.

Michael Triantafyllou is Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Ocean Engineering, Head of the Area of Ocean Science and Engineering, and Director of the Testing Tank and Propeller Tunnel Facilities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.