World’s Thinnest Electric Generator Developed

World’s Thinnest Electric Generator Developed

A team of researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology has demonstrated the first observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in extremely thin material, creating a new property for two-dimensional materials.

Thin slivers of molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) were placed on a flexible plastic substrate to develop an electric generator and mechanosensation device. The generator is optically transparent, very light, and can be bent and stretched. The development of the generator and use of MoS2 could lead to atomic-thick nanosystems that are self-powered.

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