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Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 18, 2014

Zhong Lin Wang and his colleagues at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new rechargeable nano-generator that can power smart phones, and many other portable electronic devices.

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society, presented these commercial possibilities and a unique vision for green energy.

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team, including graduate student Long Lin who presented the work, have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and a grid to distribute electricity far and wide.

Credit: American Chemical Society

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