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ELEKTRO 12/2017 was released on December 6th 2017. Its digital version will be available on January 5th 2018.

Topic: Measurement, measuring devices and engineering; Testing and diagnostics

Main Article
Measurements on rotating machines using SFRA method
Application possibilities of ultra-capacitors or LiFePO4 batteries in trolley network of the Brno Public Transit Company

SVĚTLO (Light) 6/2017 was released on December 11th 2017. Its digital version will be available on january 11th 2018.

Lighting installations
The lighting of university building Centrale Supélec in Saclay in France
The light for our future

Daylight
Application and judgment light guides Solatube®

Power Harvesting Sensor Patch Uses Your Body As a Battery

18.01.2016 | NC State University | licensing.research.ncsu.edu

Thermoelectric Generators (TEGs) enable energy conversion from heat to electricity and have potential applications ranging from waste heat energy harvesting to small self-powered wearable medical devices.

Unfortunately, most flexible TEGs have lower performance due to the lower heat or electrical conductivity in the flexible semiconductors used. A team of engineers at NC State University has developed a flexible TEG design that combines the significant research and development investments in rigid semiconductor materials with advancements in flexible polymer chemistry.

Wearable electronics powered by human heat

By combining these elements the inventors have been able to design a TEG prototype which is significantly more flexible than alternative chemistries; successfully combining the benefits of both flexible and traditional TEG designs.

Advantages:

  • Flexible substrate combined with rigid semiconductor core enable high performance flexibility
  • Commercial off-the-shelf parts utilize industry standard materials with NC State’s unique device designs
  • High thermal and electrical conductivity through unique device geometry

Read more at NC State University

Image Credit: NC State University

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