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Special Issue "Energy Harvesting Technologies and Applications for Wearable/Implantable Electronics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
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Interests: nanomaterials and nanodevices, physical and biochemical sensors, microactuators, microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip, flexible electronics and energy harvesting technologies
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Interests: energy harvesting; surface acoustic wave device; sensor system
Wearable and implantable electronics are emerging technologies with widespread applications in portable computing/communication systems, healthcare, medicines, etc.; however, their progress has been limited by energy supply due to the limited lifespans of batteries or the need for a wire connection for electricity. Energy harvesting is a promising technology, which can solve the energy problem for wearable and implantable electronics in the future. Wearable electronics can either use the power harvested from the ambient environment to replenish its batteries, or be designed as self-powered devices without batteries. The energy could be harvested from various sources, such as solar power, electromagnetic wave, thermal energy of body, and mechanical vibration induced during walking, body motion, by heartbeats, etc., based on photoelectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric and triboelectric effects, etc. The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather the latest developments in energy harvesting technologies and applications in wearable electronics. We welcome all manuscripts with novel ideals in device principles and structures, development and applications of energy harvesting technology with, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Novel energy harvesting principles and device structure designs
- Energy harvesting for powering batteries in wearable/implantable electronics
- Wearable electronics with self-powered designs without batteries
- Methods and tools to theoretically simulate and characterize the performance of energy-harvesting devices and applications
- Development of energy storage unit, such as supercapacitors, in wearable electronics
- Power management design of energy-harvesting system for a better energy conversion efficiency for wearable electronics
Prof. Dr. Jack (Jikui) Luo
Dr. Jinkai Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Electronics is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Energy harvesting technology
- Piezoelectric, triboelectric, electromagnetic wave, and pyroelectric effects
- Energy storage and power management
- Self-powered wearable/implantable electronics
- Self-powered and maintainnace-free sensors and microsystems
- Self-sustaining wearable devices