Wireless biomechanical power harvesting via flexible magnetostrictive ribbons

Huai An Chin, Tian Liang, Shiyou Xu, Gerald R. Poirier, Nan Yao, Sigurd Wagner, Michael C. McAlpine

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Magnetostrictive Terfenol-D ribbons exhibiting superior magnetization values were printed onto a silicone elastomer. Deformation of the magnetostrictive ribbons alters domain orientation, which changes the magnetic flux. Interfacing the flexible magnetostrictive ribbons with a biomechanical source led to continuous sample deformations, which resulted in 'radiating' electromagnetic power to a remote receiver, thereby realizing wireless biomechanical power harvesting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2243-2249
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy and Environmental Science
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Pollution


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