Energy harvesting with piezoelectric drum transducer

Sheng Wang, Kwok Ho Lam, Cheng Liang Sun, Kin Wing Kwok, Helen Lai Wa Chan, Ming Sen Guo, Xing Zhong Zhao

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Piezoelectric materials can convert ambient vibrations into electrical energy. In this letter, the capability of harvesting the electrical energy from mechanical vibrations in a dynamic environment through a piezoelectric drum transducer has been investigated. Under a prestress of 0.15 N and a cyclic stress of 0.7 N, a power of 11 mW was generated at the resonance frequency of the transducer (590 Hz) across an 18 k resistor. It is found that the energy from the transducer increases while the resonance frequency of the transducer decreases when the prestress increases. The results demonstrate the potential of the drum transducer in energy harvesting.
Original languageEnglish
Article number113506
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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