Self-Powered Device Using Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays in Multi-Physics Fields

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A novel self-powered device based on the aligned carbon nanotube arrays (CNTA) in multi-physics fields has been put forward in this paper. Synthetically utilizing the photic, fluidic and thermic properties of carbon nanotubes, the multi-physical nanogenerators (MPNG) can generate electric currents when the solar irradiation and air flow synchronously effect on the material surface. Various MPNGs are connected in series to construct a unique truncated conus and cylinder shell structure in order to enhance the output voltage for self-powered electronic devices. The multi-physical power mechanism is formed by converting the solar and air flow energy to the thermoelectric effect. By the finite element analysis, the MPNG model including a pair of p-type and n-type CNTA elements is established, and its temperature and potential distribution are simulated. This self-powered device in multi-physics fields can be applied to a more complicated environment and has a fine prospect.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 287-290)

Edited by:

Jinglong Bu, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang, Yungang Li

Pages:

1505-1508

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.287-290.1505

Citation:

J. L. Lu et al., "Self-Powered Device Using Aligned Carbon Nanotube Arrays in Multi-Physics Fields", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 287-290, pp. 1505-1508, 2011

Online since:

July 2011

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