Multimodal energy harvesting system

Vishwas Bedekar, Mirza Bichurin, Ivan Solovjev, Shashank Priya

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Conventionally, piezoelectric materials are used to harvest the mechanical energy. However, we show that in the environment where both mechanical and magnetic field energy are available magnetoelectric mechanism can provide higher output power. A laminate structure with morphology metglas / PZT / brass / PZT / metglas was designed and tested under the conditions of (i) vibrations only and (ii) vibration and magnetic field together (dual mode). The results for both hard and soft PZT structure demonstrate that dual mode lead to improved output power. These results are quite important for applications such as powering of sensors used in health monitoring of electromagnetic motors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnergy Harvesting and Storage
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Devices, and Applications II
StatePublished - Jul 25 2011
EventEnergy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications II - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 25 2011Apr 28 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherEnergy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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