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Investigation of electrostrictive polymer efficiency for mechanical energy harvesting

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5 Author(s)
Cottinet, P.-J. ; Lab. de Genie Electr. et Ferroelectricite (LGEF), Univ. de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France ; Guyomar, D. ; Lallart, M. ; Guiffard, B.
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The purpose of this paper is to propose new means for harvesting energy using electrostrictive polymers. Recent trends in energy conversion mechanisms have demonstrated the abilities of electrostrictive polymers for converting mechanical vibrations into electricity. In particular, such materials present advantageous features such as a high productivity, high flexibility, and ease of processing; hence, the application of these materials for energy harvesting purposes has been of significant interest over the last few years. This paper discusses the development of a model that is able to predict the energy harvesting capabilities of an electrostrictive polymer. Moreover, the energy scavenging abilities of an electrostrictive composite composed of terpolymer poly(vinylidenefluoridetrofluoroethylene- chlorofluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE-CFE)] filled with 1 vol% carbon black (C) is evaluated. Experimental measurements of the harvested power and current have been compared with the theoretical behavior predicted by the proposed model. A good agreement was observed between the two sets of data, which consequently validated the proposed modeling to optimize the choice of materials. It was also shown that the incorporation of nanofillers in P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) increased the harvested power.

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Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:58 ,  Issue: 9 )

Date of Publication:

September 2011

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