Piezoelectric power generation from zinc oxide nanowires grown on paper substrate
2012 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi. Rapid Research Letters, ISSN 1862-6254, Vol. 6, no 2, 80-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, we demonstrate piezoelectric power generation from zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires grown on paper substrate. Vertically aligned ZnO nanowires are deflected by an atomic force microscopy (AFM) tip in contact mode which generates an output voltage of up to 7 mV. Furthermore, the effects of different parameters mainly influencing the magnitude of the output voltage are discussed. We expect that due to its simplicity, this approach represents an important step within the development of nanoscale power generators. It offers a promising alternative powering source for the next generation of nanodevices on disposable paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-VCH Verlag Berlin , 2012. Vol. 6, no 2, 80-82 p.
ZnO, nanowires, piezoelectric effects, power generation, paper substrates
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76026DOI: 10.1002/pssr.201105519ISI: 000300768400011OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76026DiVA: diva2:512817