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Title: Virus-based piezoelectric energy generator

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists have developed a way to generate power using harmless viruses that convert mechanical energy into electricity. The milestone could lead to tiny devicesmore » that harvest electrical energy from the vibrations of everyday tasks. The first part of the video shows how Berkeley Lab scientists harness the piezoelectric properties of the virus to convert the force of a finger tap into electricity. The second part reveals the "viral-electric" generators in action, first by pressing only one of the generators, then by pressing two at the same time, which produces more current.« less
Title: Virus-based piezoelectric energy generator
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1046412
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; piezoelectric ; nanotechnology ; energy ; microelectronics ; Berkeley Lab ; virus ; nanoscience ; nano
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:14
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27