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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 367-374; doi:10.3390/s130100367

Piezoelectric Bimorph Cantilever for Vibration-Producing-Hydrogen

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Department of Physics, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
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College of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
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College of Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua 321004, China
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Received: 5 September 2012 / Revised: 14 December 2012 / Accepted: 18 December 2012 / Published: 27 December 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators)
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Abstract

A device composed of a piezoelectric bimorph cantilever and a water electrolysis device was fabricated to realize piezoelectrochemical hydrogen production. The obvious output of the hydrogen and oxygen through application of a mechanical vibration of ~0.07 N and ~46.2 Hz was observed. This method provides a cost-effective, recyclable, environment-friendly and simple way to directly split water for hydrogen fuels by scavenging mechanical waste energy forms such as noise or traffic vibration in the environment.
Keywords: piezoelectric; energy harvesting; hydrogen production; piezoelectrochemical piezoelectric; energy harvesting; hydrogen production; piezoelectrochemical
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Zhang, J.; Wu, Z.; Jia, Y.; Kan, J.; Cheng, G. Piezoelectric Bimorph Cantilever for Vibration-Producing-Hydrogen. Sensors 2013, 13, 367-374.

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