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Title: Transparent flexible nanogenerator as self-powered sensor for transportation monitoring

Abstract

A traffic sensor includes a flexible substrate having a top surface. A piezoelectric structure extends from the first electrode layer. The piezoelectric structure has a top end. An insulating layer is infused into the piezoelectric structure. A first electrode layer is disposed on top of the insulating layer. A second electrode layer is disposed below the flexible substrate. A packaging layer is disposed around the substrate, the first electrode layer, the piezoelectric structure, the insulating layer and the second electrode layer. In a method of sensing a traffic parameter, a piezoelectric nanostructure-based traffic sensor is applied to a roadway. An electrical event generated by the piezoelectric nanostructure-based traffic sensor in response to a vehicle interacting with the piezoelectric nanostructure-based traffic sensor is detected. The electrical event is correlated with the traffic parameter.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1257203
Patent Number(s):
9368710
Application Number:
14/022,407
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Wang, Zhong Lin, Hu, Youfan, and Lin, Long. Transparent flexible nanogenerator as self-powered sensor for transportation monitoring. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Hu, Youfan, & Lin, Long. Transparent flexible nanogenerator as self-powered sensor for transportation monitoring. United States.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Hu, Youfan, and Lin, Long. Tue . "Transparent flexible nanogenerator as self-powered sensor for transportation monitoring". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1257203.
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