Using liquid metal to turn motion into electricity, even underwater — ScienceDaily

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2021-08-31 17:14:07



Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a soft, stretchable device that converts movement into electricity and works in both dry and wet environments.

“Mechanical energy — such as the kinetic energy of wind, waves, body movement and vibrations from motors — is abundant,” says Michael Dickey, corresponding author of a paper on the work and Camille & Henry Dreyfus Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NC State. “We have created a device that can turn this type of mechanical motion into electricity. And one of its remarkable attributes is that it works perfectly well underwater.”

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