PMN-PT nanostructures for energy scavenging

Fan Wu, Nan Yao

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Piezoelectric nanocrystals have been used for self-powered nanosystems, implantable biodevices, wireless sensors and portable/wearable electronics. A profound way to increase the output voltage (or power) of the piezoelectric devices is to utilize a material with higher piezoelectric constants. (1 - x)Pb (Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-x PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) has been considered as the piezoelectric material of the next generation due to the high piezoelectric constant. The high flexibility, sensitivity and strain tolerance of PMN-PT nanostructures make them ideal for self-powered nanosystems. This article reviews the fabrication and structural characterization of different PMN-PT nanostructures, and their applications in various devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number063001
JournalSemiconductor Science and Technology
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 2 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


  • PMN-PT nanostructures
  • energy scavenging
  • piezoelectric constant
  • piezoelectric nanogenerator


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