Piezoelectric polymer/ceramic nanostructures for mechanical energy harvesting
AuthorsPavlović, Vladimir B.
Pavlović, Vera P.
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Vibration-based mechanical energy is one of the most accessible energy source in the surroundings. Harvesting this type of energy exhibits a great potential for remote/wireless sensing, charging batteries, and powering electronic devices. Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials, including PZT, BaTiO3, ZnO, polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), etc., can be used for converting ambient mechanical energy into electricity. Based on these materials, a variety of micro- or nanoelectromechanical systems can be developed for harvesting energies from random vibrations, mechanical waves, or body movements like walking, running, or typing. Recent investigations on nanocomposites of electroactive ceramics and ferroelectric polymers exploit this approach in order to produce new multifunctional materials for mechanical energy harvesting. Taking into account that mechanical activation is one of the methods for modification of physico-chemical properties of the filler, in this study we investigate the inf...luence of mechanical activation of ZnO particles on structural properties of ZnO/polyvinylidene fluoride nanocomposites. The nanocomposite films were prepared by solution casting method and investigated by X-ray diffraction (XRD) method and Raman spectroscopy, while the microstructure morphology has been analyzed by scanning electron microscope (SEM). Presented results will enable optimization of PVDF processing techniques for the production of new mechanical energy harvesting devices.
Keywords:polymer and ceramic nanostructures / mechanical energy harvesting / piezoelectric materials / ferroelectric materials
Source:Advanced Ceramics and Application : new frontiers in multifunctional material science and processing : program and the book of abstracts : II Serbian Ceramic Society Conference, Sep 30th-Oct 1st, 2013, Belgrade, 2013, 48-48
- Belgrade : Serbian Ceramic Society