Piezoelectric energy scavengers for the conversion of mechanical energy (e.g., pressure, bending, stretching and vibrational motions) into electricity, have been manufactured using both polymeric and inorganic materials as well as a combination of those [1-3]. It is well known that inorganic materials possess larger piezoelectric coefficients than polymers, however they exhibit higher stiffness, which makes them less sensitive to small vibrations and more prone to stress failure. On the other hand, polymer-based generators represent a relatively small proportion of the total research due to the involvement of complicated material processing and device fabrication (using precise manipulators), which represent hurdles for scalability and cost. The aim of this work is to develop a novel coating of easy fabrication and low environmental impact that could lead to a real competition in the field of renewable/alternative energy technologies. In particular, we have utilized two different geometries of ZnO nanoparticles, synthesized on purpose and embedded into a UV-curable acrylic polymer matrix. The experimental set-up for assessing the piezoelectric behavior of the obtained UV-cured films has been assembled and preliminary results of this behavior are here presented.

Piezoelectricity measurements of hybrid films functionalized with ZnO nanostructures and cellulose nanocrystals / Duraccio, D.; Fioravanti, A.; Malucelli, G.; Filippo, R.; Capra, P. P.. - (2019), p. 08003. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 19th International Congress of Metrology tenutosi a Parigi nel settembre 2019 [10.1051/metrology/201908003].

Piezoelectricity measurements of hybrid films functionalized with ZnO nanostructures and cellulose nanocrystals

Filippo, R.;Capra, P. P.
2019

Abstract

Piezoelectric energy scavengers for the conversion of mechanical energy (e.g., pressure, bending, stretching and vibrational motions) into electricity, have been manufactured using both polymeric and inorganic materials as well as a combination of those [1-3]. It is well known that inorganic materials possess larger piezoelectric coefficients than polymers, however they exhibit higher stiffness, which makes them less sensitive to small vibrations and more prone to stress failure. On the other hand, polymer-based generators represent a relatively small proportion of the total research due to the involvement of complicated material processing and device fabrication (using precise manipulators), which represent hurdles for scalability and cost. The aim of this work is to develop a novel coating of easy fabrication and low environmental impact that could lead to a real competition in the field of renewable/alternative energy technologies. In particular, we have utilized two different geometries of ZnO nanoparticles, synthesized on purpose and embedded into a UV-curable acrylic polymer matrix. The experimental set-up for assessing the piezoelectric behavior of the obtained UV-cured films has been assembled and preliminary results of this behavior are here presented.
19th International Congress of Metrology
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