|The Energy Harvesting Network organised its 3rd research theme workshop, concerned with the application of MEMS/NEMS technology to the topic of energy harvesting and in particular the scaling effects when reducing these devices in size. http://eh-network.org/events/workshop3.p...
MEMS/NEMS technology is an attractive approach for the mass production of both kinetic and thermal energy harvesters which could be used to power external systems or potentially realise self-powered microelectronics. However, scaling effects will influence the fundamental energy available from such devices, the efficiency with which it can be harvested and the practical constraints of the micro/nano fabrication processes must also be considered.
Vodera is working with the Energy Harvesting steering board to synthesise the expert opinions from both academia and industry collected during the workshop to form a publicly available roadmap that will illustrate technology developments and underpinning science required to realise practical MEMS/NEMS energy harvesters over the next decade.