A flexible hybrid cell (HC) to simultaneously harvest thermal and mechanical energies is demonstrated. The output voltage and current of the HC can be well integrated under simultaneous working condition without sacrificing each output. We also demonstrate the possibility of scavenging both thermal and mechanical energies from skin temperature and body motion. This strategy can provide a highly promising platform as hybrid cells that simultaneously harvest multi-types of energy so that the energy resources can be effectively and complementarily utilized for power sensor network and micro/nano-systems.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Research was supported by Samsung Electronics, the Energy International Collaboration Research & Development Program ( 2011-8520010050 ) and the Power Generation & Electricity Delivery ( 2011-1020400090 ) of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) funded by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) .
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Materials Science(all)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering