Toward Low-Frequency Mechanical Energy Harvesting Using Energy-Dense Piezoelectrochemical Materials

John Cannarella, Craig B. Arnold

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Abstract

The piezoelectrochemical coupling between mechanical stress and electrochemical potential is explored in the context of mechanical energy harvesting and shown to have promise in developing high-energy-density harvesters for low-frequency applications (e.g., human locomotion). This novel concept is demonstrated experimentally by cyclically compressing an off-the-shelf lithium-ion battery and measuring the generated electric power output.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7440-7444
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Keywords

  • lithium-ion batteries
  • mechanical energy harvesting
  • piezoelectrochemical materials

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