Self-Powered Flexible Electronics

May 3, 2010 | Source: Technology Review

Researchers at Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea have developed devices to capture power when a surface such as a touch screen flexes under a user’s touch or movement, allowing for future self-powering, foldable, stretchable, and wearable electronics systems.

Samsung’s experimental device sandwiches piezoelectric nanorods between highly conductive graphene electrodes on top of flexible plastic sheets.