A Rotary Energy Harvester with Liquid Metal Coils Embedded in PDMS Membrane

Zih Jyun Wei, Yi Cheng Zhang, Shih Jui Chen

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Abstract

A new type of miniature rotational energy harvester is developed through the utilization of gallium-based liquid metal coils. Direct written on a PDMS film, the coil was fabricated with a mobile platform, then coated with another protected layer of PDMS. For planning the coil path, due to the phase difference of induced voltage between radial line segments, the winding factor correlation formula was used to calculate the optimal number of line segments corresponding to the maximum power generation. The path design method can be used as a reference for future improvements. The multi-layer assembly can be further used to increase the output power for providing real-time power to micro sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages952-955
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412674
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Jun 2021
Event21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 202125 Jun 2021

Publication series

Name21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/06/2125/06/21

Keywords

  • Energy harvester
  • Liquid metal
  • Polydimethylsiloxane

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