Team builds implantable piezoelectric nanoribbon devices strong enough to power pacemaker

Thin, flexible mechanical energy harvester, with rectifier and microbattery, mounted on a curved glass support. Credit: University of Illinois and University of Arizona. (Phys.org) —Researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and one from China have together developed a piezoelectric device that when implanted in the body onto a constantly moving organ is able to produce enough electricity to run a pa ...

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