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Title: Muscle-driven nanogenerators

Abstract

In a method of generating electricity, a plurality of living cells are grown on an array of piezoelectric nanowires so that the cells engage the piezoelectric nanowires. Induced static potentials are extracted from at least one of the piezoelectric nanowires when at least one of the cells deforms the at least one of the piezoelectric nanowires. A cell-driven electrical generator that includes a substrate and a plurality of spaced-apart piezoelectric nanowires disposed on the substrate. A plurality of spaced-apart conductive electrodes interact with the plurality of piezoelectric nanowires. A biological buffer layer that is configured to promote growth of cells is disposed on the substrate so that cells placed on the substrate will grow and engage the piezoelectric nanowires.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Marietta, GA
  2. Atlanta, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1016552
Patent Number(s):
7898156
Application Number:
US Patent Application 12/397,832
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02N - ELECTRIC MACHINES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46394
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Wang, Zhong L, and Yang, Rusen. Muscle-driven nanogenerators. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Wang, Zhong L, & Yang, Rusen. Muscle-driven nanogenerators. United States.
Wang, Zhong L, and Yang, Rusen. Tue . "Muscle-driven nanogenerators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1016552.
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author = {Wang, Zhong L and Yang, Rusen},
abstractNote = {In a method of generating electricity, a plurality of living cells are grown on an array of piezoelectric nanowires so that the cells engage the piezoelectric nanowires. Induced static potentials are extracted from at least one of the piezoelectric nanowires when at least one of the cells deforms the at least one of the piezoelectric nanowires. A cell-driven electrical generator that includes a substrate and a plurality of spaced-apart piezoelectric nanowires disposed on the substrate. A plurality of spaced-apart conductive electrodes interact with the plurality of piezoelectric nanowires. A biological buffer layer that is configured to promote growth of cells is disposed on the substrate so that cells placed on the substrate will grow and engage the piezoelectric nanowires.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {3}
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