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LOW RESISTANCE LIQUID MOTION FOR ENERGY HARVESTING

Goswami, Ankur and Gowda, Shashank and Tripathy, Abinash and Roy, Diptanu and Bharadwaja, Venkatesh and Sen, Prosenjit (2015) LOW RESISTANCE LIQUID MOTION FOR ENERGY HARVESTING. In: 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), JAN 18-22, 2015, Estoril, PORTUGAL, pp. 527-530.

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Abstract

Low resistance motion of liquids on a well-defined path is beneficial for several MEMS based applications including energy harvesting and switching. By eliminating the contact line we demonstrate low resistance motion of a liquid bulge on pre-wetted strips. The bulge appears on wetted strips due to a morphological instability. The wetted strip confines the mercury bulge and defines its path of motion. Resistance to initiate motion of the bulge was studied experimentally and compared to other cases. An electret based energy harvesting device using bulge motion has been fabricated and tested.

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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
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Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2016 06:09
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 06:09
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/53565

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