Application of ferroelectric materials for improving output power of energy harvesters

Tae Yun Kim, Sung Kyun Kim, Sang Woo Kim

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In terms of advances in technology, especially electronic devices for human use, there are needs for miniaturization, low power, and flexibility. However, there are problems that can be caused by these changes in terms of battery life and size. In order to compensate for these problems, research on energy harvesting using environmental energy (mechanical energy, thermal energy, solar energy etc.) has attracted attention. Ferroelectric materials which have switchable dipole moment are promising for energy harvesting fields because of its special properties such as strong dipole moment, piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity. The strong dipole moment in ferroelectric materials can increase internal potential and output power of energy harvesters. In this review, we will provide an overview of the recent research on various energy harvesting fields using ferroelectrics. A brief introduction to energy harvesting and the properties of the ferroelectric material are described, and applications to energy harvesters to improve output power are described as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number30
JournalNano Convergence
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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