Thin electric generator paves way for energy-harvesting devices

October 16, 2014 8:03 AM

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Researchers developed a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light, and bendable and stretchable. This came after they had reported the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulphide (MoS2).

In a paper published in the journal Nature, research groups from the two institutions demonstrate the mechanical generation of electricity from the two-dimensional (2D) MoS2material. The piezoelectric effect in this material had previously been predicted theoretically.

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