Special Issue "Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Networks in the Era of Internet of Things"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2020).
Interests: nanotechnology; soft materials; nanogenerator; wearable bioelectronics; smart textile; internet of things
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Interests: self-powered sensing; energy harvesting; nanogenerators; wireless sensor networks; intelligent systems
Interests: soft robotics; soft sensors; soft actuators; wearable medical devices; functional nanomaterials; composite materials
The Internet of Things have changed the way of our living from fundamental and meaningful ways. Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are the key component of this territory. In the era of Internet of things, the utilization of WSN is becoming widespread in a broad range of applications, including buildings, intelligent transportation systems, environmental monitoring, aerospace systems, health monitoring, soft robotics, and biomedical devices. One of the main challenges in the implementation of these sensors is their dependency on batteries that have a limited lifetime. Also, many of these sensors are used in remote, harsh, and inaccessible locations, and therefore, the maintenance of the power units would be very expensive in terms of cost and safety issues. Therefore, it is essential to develop novel power harvesting devices to provide sustainable energy to the sensors in the large-area network. Indeed, the utilization of novel nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for energy harvesting, and integrating them with WSN, will eliminate the demand for conventional batteries and wiring, which brings great convenience and largely reduces maintenance costs. Recently, nanogenerators with their competitive electrical output, reliability of performance, and ease of integration with commercial sensors have shown a significant potential for powering wireless sensors to realize the autonomous self-powered WSN. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover the recent advances in self-powered sensing for wireless sensor networks using nanogenerators. The Special Issue is planned to cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics:
- Nanogenerators for intelligent transportation systems and vehicular technology
- Nanogenerators for biomedical devices
- Self-powered sensors in smart houses
- Impact of nanogenerators on future smart cities
- Nanogenerators in environment monitoring
- Life assessment of nanogenerators in wireless sensor networks
We invite researchers in the area of nanogenerators and active sensors to submit manuscripts to this Special Issue of Nanomaterials. We will consider full papers, communications, reviews, and perspectives for publication.
Dr. Jun Chen
Dr. Hassan Askari
Dr. Morteza Amjadi
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