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Micro Energy Harvesting

Briand, Danick / Yeatman, Eric / Roundy, Shad (Editor)

Advanced Micro and Nanosystems (Series Nr. 12)


1. Edition April 2015
XXII, 468 Pages, Hardcover
195 Pictures (20 Colored Figures)
Handbook/Reference Book

ISBN: 978-3-527-31902-2
Wiley-VCH, Weinheim

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With its inclusion of the fundamentals, systems and applications, this ready reference provides the complete picture, covering the basics of micro energy conversion along with expert knowledge on system electronics and real-life microdevices in unparalleled detail.

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With its inclusion of the fundamentals, systems and applications, this reference provides readers with the basics of micro energy conversion along with expert knowledge on system electronics and real-life microdevices.
The authors address different aspects of energy harvesting at the micro scale with a focus on miniaturized and microfabricated devices. Along the way they provide an overview of the field by compiling knowledge on the design, materials development, device realization and aspects of system integration, covering emerging technologies, as well as applications in power management, energy storage, medicine and low-power system electronics. In addition, they survey the energy harvesting principles based on chemical, thermal, mechanical, as well as hybrid and nanotechnology approaches.
In unparalleled detail this volume presents the complete picture -- and a peek into the future -- of micro-powered microsystems.

Introduction to Micro Energy Harvesting
Fundamentals and Limits
Design of Electrostatic harvesters
Design of Mechanical Harvesters
Non-linear Energy Harvesting
Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting
Piezoelectric Nanomaterials for Energy Harvesting
Electrostatic/Electret-based Harvesters
Electromagnetic Energy Harvesters
Piezoelectric MEMS Energy Harvesters
Wide Band Energy Harvesters
Micro Thermoelectric Generators
Magneto/Electrostrictive Generators
Hybrid and Multiple Energy Source Harvesters
RF Energy Harvesting and Rectenna
Biofuel/Implantable Fuel Cells
DSSC Solar Cells
Circuitry and Power Management
Energy Storage: Microbatteries, Supercapacitors
Further Applications
Danick Briand obtained his PhD degree in the field of micro-chemical systems from the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 2001. He is currently a team leader at EPFL IMT Samlab in the field of EnviroMEMS, Energy and Enviromental MEMS. He has been awarded the Eurosensors Fellowship in 2010. He has been author or co-author on more than 150 papers published in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of several scientific and technical conference committees in the field of sensors and MEMS, participating also in the organization of workshop and conferences. His research interests in the field of sensors and microsystems include environmental and energy MEMS.

Eric M. Yeatman has been a member of academic staff in Imperial College London since 1989, and Professor of Micro-Engineering since 2005. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and has published more than 200 papers and patents, primarily on optical devices and materials, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). He is a Fellow and Silver Medalist of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE. Prof. Yeatman is also co-founder and director of Microsaic Systems plc, which develops and markets miniature mass spectrometers for portable chemical analysis. His current research interests are in energy sources for wireless devices (particularly energy harvesting), radio frequency and photonic MEMS devices, pervasive sensing and sensor networks.

Shad Roundy received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. From there he moved to the Australian National University where he was a senior lecturer for 2 years. He spent the next several years working with startup companies LV Sensors and EcoHarvester developing MEMS pressure sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and energy harvesting devices. He recently re-entered academia joining the mechanical engineering faculty at the University of Utah in 2012. Dr. Roundy is the recipient of the DoE Integrated Manufacturing Fellowship, the Intel Noyce Fellowship, and was named by MIT?s Technology Review as one of the world?s top 100 young innovators for 2004. His current research interests are in harvesting energy for wireless sensors, particularly from vibrations, acoustics, and human motion, and in MEMS inertial sensing.