Muscle-Driven In Vivo Nanogenerator

Zhou Li, Guang Zhu, Rusen Yang, Aurelia C. Wang, Zhong Lin Wang

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(Figure Presented) A nanogenerator based on a single piezoelectric fine wire producing an alternating current (AC) is successfully used for the harvesting of biomechanical energy under in vivo conditions. We demonstrate the implanting and working of such a nanogenerator in a live rat where it harvests energy generated by its breathing or heart beating. This study shows the potential of applying these nanogenerators for driving in vivo nanodevices. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KCaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2534-2537
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number23
StatePublished - May 5 2010
Externally publishedYes


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