New Nanogenerator: Recharges Devices Through the Movement of the Body
According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), people will soon be able to recharge their cellphones and ipods through the movement of their bodies.
The movement of the body, such as stretching or running, produces mechanical energy, and this energy can be harnessed to recharge electronic mobile devices with the help of a nanogenerator. The nanogenerator is composed of zinc oxide nanowires, which can produce small amounts of electricity when they are bent, stretched, or subjected to mechanical stress. The nanowires can be grown on almost anything including clothing, metals, and cermaics.
Zhong Lin Wang, the lead researcher on nanowires at the Georgia Institute of Technology explains: "quite simply, this technology can be used to generate energy under any circumstances as long as there is movement.”
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