Modern Piezoelectric Energy-Harvesting Materials

  • Christopher R. Bowen
  • Vitaly Yu. Topolov
  • Hyunsun Alicia Kim
Book

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 238)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Christopher R. Bowen, Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    Pages 1-22
  3. Christopher R. Bowen, Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    Pages 23-57
  4. Christopher R. Bowen, Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    Pages 59-112
  5. Christopher R. Bowen, Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    Pages 113-138
  6. Christopher R. Bowen, Vitaly Yu. Topolov, Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    Pages 139-141
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 143-152

About this book

Introduction

This book covers the topic of vibration energy harvesting using piezoelectric materials. Piezoelectric materials are analyzed in the context of their electromechanical coupling, heterogeneity, microgeometry and interrelations between electromechanical properties. Piezoelectric ceramics and composites based on ferroelectrics are advanced materials that are suitable for harvesting mechanical energy from vibrations using inertial energy harvesting which relies on the resistance of a mass to acceleration and kinematic energy harvesting which couples the energy harvester to the relative movement of different parts of a source. In addition to piezoelectric materials, research efforts to develop optimization methods for complex piezoelectric energy harvesters are also reviewed. The book is important for specialists in the field of modern advanced materials and will stimulate new effective piezotechnical applications.

Keywords

Electromechanical Coupling Ferroelectric Ceramics Materials for Green Energy Piezo-Active Composites Piezoelectric Energy-harvesting Materials Characterization Piezoelectric Materials Piezoelectric Mechanical Energy Harvesters Relaxor-Ferroelectric Single Crystals

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher R. Bowen
    • 1
  • Vitaly Yu. Topolov
    • 2
  • Hyunsun Alicia Kim
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept.of Mech Engg,Materials ResearchCentUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Dept. Physics and High TechnologiesSouthern Federal UniversityRostov on DonRussia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineerinUniversity of BathBathUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29143-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29141-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29143-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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