TITLE

Harvesting energy from vibrations

AUTHOR(S)
Taylor, Colleen
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Electronic News;6/25/2007, Vol. 53 Issue 26, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the announcement made by the Belgium-based research center IMEC-NL that it fabricated an energy harvester that it said generates energy from mechanical vibrations by using micromachining technology. According to IMEC, the harvester has obtained output power as high as 40 micro-Watts, purportedly achieving the range of required power for wireless sensor applications.
ACCESSION #
25760612

 

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