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Transducers for Energy Harvesting

  • E. Blokhina
  • A. El Aroudi
  • D. GalaykoEmail author
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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to briefly explain fundamental concepts related to the physics of electromechanical transducers used for vibration energy harvesting. We present only a concise discussion on this problem and refer a reader to the literature cited in this chapter for a more detailed study of this matter. Transducers are capital for the energy harvesting process: this device takes power from one domain (for instance, the mechanical domain) and converts it to another domain (for instance, the electrical domain). In this chapter, we discuss the two most suitable transducer for micro- and nanoscale energy harvesting—piezoelectric and electrostatic transducers.

Keywords

Energy Harvester Piezoelectric Layer Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Parallel Plate Capacitor Vibration Energy Harvester 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University College DublinDublinIreland
  2. 2.University Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain
  3. 3.UMPC — Sorbonne UniversitiesParisFrance

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