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Video: Watch a simple fabric wristband control small household appliances

By Faye Oney / June 20, 2018

Researchers have devised a simple electronic textile that uses carbon nanotubes to provide an electrical charge. The device enables users to control a computer or small appliance by swiping a finger over the fabric.

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Our own body movements could someday power our devices

By Faye Oney / February 13, 2018

Researchers have developed a triboelectric nanogenerator that uses body movements to generate electricity. Their device could someday generate enough power to operate our mobile devices and wearable electronics.

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Disappearing act—will speakers of the future diminish into everyday objects?

By April Gocha / June 1, 2017

Although boomboxes were once thought of as compact, today’s audio options are entering into uncharted territory—new developments with new materials are enabling atomically thin speakers and audio devices that are integrated into everyday objects.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 14, 2016

Double-layer coating material creates full spectrum of colors, finger swipe-powered phones are one step closer, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 14, 2016.

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Zhong-Lin Wang takes nanoscale piezo energy scavenging to heart

By / June 11, 2010

ACerS member Zhong-Lin Wang continues to make interesting progress on developing nanowire power generators and other energy-scavenging devices, and recently has demonstrated a nanogenerator that can be powered by the motion of a beating heart or the flexing of diaphragms and lungs. When I last wrote about Wang in early 2009, he was demonstrating a…

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New material to power tiny generators

By / October 24, 2009

Via press release from University of Wisconsin, we learn that a team of researchers has developed a piezoelectric nanogenerator and experimented with a variety of materials to power it. The team found that zinc oxide nanowires, which have six-sided, column-like crystals, could produce 10 nanowatts per square centimeter by converting mechanical energy into electricity. The…

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