Clemson researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation

Clemson researchers blaze new ground in wireless energy generation

CLEMSON, South Carolina – Researchers from Clemson’s Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) are one step closer to wirelessly powering the world using triboelectricity – a green energy source. In March 2017, a group of physicists at CNI invented the ultra-simple triboelectric nanogenerator , or U-TENG – a small device made simply of plastic and tape that generates electricity from motion and vibrations. When the two materials are brought together – through clapping your hands or tapping your feet, for example – a voltage is generated that is detected by a wired, external circuit. Electrical energy, by way of the circuit, is […]

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