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Francesco Cottone
NiPS Laboratory, University of Perugia


Micro-scale energy harvesting systems and materials

The development and proliferation of wireless sensors networks and smart electronics is being slowed down by the problem of energy autonomy.
In order to address this issue, both academic and industry efforts are recently growing in the quest for more efficient low-power electronics from one side and energy harvesting systems from the other.
In particular, the possibility of capturing energy directly from the ambient will enable a scenario of perpetual maintenance-free devices for future wireless technologies, such as Internet-of-Things. In this regard, mechanical energy is one of the most abundant and otherwise wasted energy source. However, one of the main technological challenge is the miniaturization of vibrational generators. In this talk, some recent developments with examples of innovative piezoelectric and electrostatic micro-systems and materials will be illustrated.




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