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Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting

Zhu, Dibin, Glynne-Jones, Peter, White, N., Harris, N.R., Torah, R N, Almusallam, Ahmed and Beeby, S. (2013) Screen printed piezoelectric films for energy harvesting Advances in Applied Ceramics, 112, (2), pp. 79-84. (doi:10.1179/1743676112Y.0000000022).

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This paper describes the development of screen printed vibration energy harvesters developed at the University of Southampton. The mark 1 harvester developed very low levels of power (2 ?W) due to the poor piezoelectric properties of the printed film. Properties were improved by blending particle sizes and optimising firing and poling conditions. The new piezoelectric paste was applied to harvesters developed for the EU funded project TRIADE. Power outputs have improved to 240 ?W from an excitation vibration of 0 29grms (g=9 8 m/s^?2) at 67 Hz. Multilayer structures also demonstrate further improvements, and the harvester has been demonstrated powering an autonomous wireless sensor system for condition monitoring

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Published date: February 2013
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 346024
ISSN: 1743-6753
PURE UUID: 148b31de-3aba-4b18-8952-5825226416f8
ORCID for Peter Glynne-Jones: ORCID iD
ORCID for N. White: ORCID iD
ORCID for N.R. Harris: ORCID iD
ORCID for S. Beeby: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 12 Dec 2012 08:45
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:06

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Author: Dibin Zhu
Author: N. White ORCID iD
Author: N.R. Harris ORCID iD
Author: R N Torah
Author: Ahmed Almusallam
Author: S. Beeby ORCID iD

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