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Research Data from University of Science Malaysia Update Understanding of Optoelectronics

June 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- Current study results on Optoelectronics have been published. According to news reporting originating in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "The simplicity associated with piezoelectric micro-generators makes them very attractive for MEMS applications in which ambient vibrations are harvested and converted into electric energy."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Science Malaysia, "These micro-generators can be an alternative to the battery-based solutions in the future, especially for remote systems. In this paper, we propose a model and present the simulation of a MEMS-based energy harvester under ambient vibration excitation using the coventorware2010 approaches."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This E-shaped cantilever-based MEMS energy harvester that operates under ambient excitation in frequencies of 28, 29, and 31 Hz within a base acceleration of 1g produces an output current of 20 mu A, 0.42 V, and a power of 0.2 mu w at 5k Omega load."

For more information on this research see: E-shaped cantilever-based MEMS piezoelectric energy harvester for low frequency applications. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, 2014;16(3-4):401-407. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials can be contacted at: Natl Inst Optoelectronics, 1 Atomistilor St, PO Box Mg-5, Bucharest-Magurele 76900, Romania.

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Saadon, University of Sains Malaysia, Collaborat Microelect Design Excellence Center CEDEC, Perai 14300, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Optoelectronics

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Source: Electronics Newsweekly

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