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Title: System for harvesting water wave energy

A generator for harvesting energy from water in motion includes a sheet of a hydrophobic material, having a first side and an opposite second side, that is triboelectrically more negative than water. A first electrode sheet is disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material. A second electrode sheet is disposed on the second side of the sheet of a hydrophobic material and is spaced apart from the first electrode sheet. Movement of the water across the first side induces an electrical potential imbalance between the first electrode sheet and the second electrode sheet.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1264419
Report Number(s):
9,394,875
14/819,142
DOE Contract Number:
FG02-07ER46394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Aug 05
Research Org:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING