Production Method for Nanogenerators

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2018-CAKM-68062
Nanogenerators are small electronic chips that can use movement to generate electricity. They are measured in nanometers, so this means they are small enough to fit between two fingers, but can also put out the same power as two AA batteries. Current nanogenerators are not multifunctional or very flexible. They can also be pretty expensive to produce. Current Nanogenerators are not compatible with roll-to-roll production, so these generators cannot efficiently be mass produced.

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new method of producing nanogenerators. This new method produces nanogenerators that are multifunctional. This means that they are more transparent, more sensitive, and more flexible. This process also allows the nanogenerators to be produced using large-scale roll-to-roll production which will increase the amount that is able to be produced while also reducing the cost to produce.

Advantages:
-Multifunctional
-Adaptable to current technology


Potential Applications:
-Manufacturing
-Nanogenerators
Oct 24, 2018
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Oct 24, 2017
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