An active energy harvesting scheme with an electroactive polymer

Kailiang Ren, Yiming Liu, H. Hofmann, Q. M. Zhang, John Blottman

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    We investigate the energy harvesting with an electrostrictive polymer, possessing high electromechanical response and elastic energy density, which make it possible to generate high electric energy density and attractive for the active energy harvesting scheme. It is shown that combining the active energy harvesting scheme and high electromechanical response of the polymer yields a harvested electric energy density of ∼40 mJ cm3 with a 10% efficiency.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number132910
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number13
    StatePublished - 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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