China has learned to produce electricity with the help of blood flow

Date:

2017-09-12 20:00:04

Views:

1176

Rating:

1Like 0Dislike

Share:

China has learned to produce electricity with the help of blood flow

Humanity is constantly trying to find alternative ways of producing energy. And sometimes inventions, proposed by scientists, seem extremely unusual. For example, researchers from Fudan University (China) has created a power generator able to produce energy from the blood flowing in the blood vessels of the person.

The basis of the invention are carbon nanotubes. Chinese researchers headed by Huisheng Panel developed a fiber thickness of about 1 millimeter. The principle of operation of the device is as follows. Carbon nanotubes cover the entire surface of the core devices based on polymer fibers. The core is called «volochaevsky liquid nanogenerator» (fiber-shaped fluidic nanogenerator, FFNG).

If connected with electrodes and placed in saline or ordinary tap water, it will start to generate electricity. This happens because around fiber created the electric double layer and the current solution distorts the symmetric charge distribution. The efficiency of the output power of this system was quite high. Compared to other types of such miniature devices, FFNG was 20% more effective. The advantages also include good elasticity and the ability to adjust the length of the nanofibers.

According to the creators, FFNG is the best option for use in wearable electronics and medicine as sensors that collect energy from the blood flow. On assurances of authors, the first phase of testing FFNG on frogs has been successful.

Recommended

What is the four-dimensional space?

What is the four-dimensional space?

Modeling camera motion in four-dimensional space. View the world in different dimensions changes the way we perceive everything around, including time and space. Think about the difference between two dimensions and three dimensions is easy, but what...

Some scientists believe that death does not exist. But why?

Some scientists believe that death does not exist. But why?

a scene from the sci-Fi Thriller «edge of tomorrow» with Tom cruise and Emily blunt. Each of us sooner or later face death. But what happens at the moment of dying and after it? Throughout its history, humanity seeks answers to these questi...

Computer simulation proved that the

Computer simulation proved that the "butterfly effect" does not exist

the butterfly Effect refers to the properties of some chaotic systems Well, science fiction fans – it's time disappointments. Remember the story of ray Bradbury «sound of thunder»? In this hunter fan named Eckels goes on expensive hunting i...

Comments (0)

This article has no comment, be the first!

Add comment

Related News

Scientists from Krasnoyarsk invented the artificial soil

Scientists from Krasnoyarsk invented the artificial soil

Deteriorating every year the environmental situation of our planet can lead to the fact that soon we will cease to call her «green». Not a small contribution to the environment making the soil pollution. But, as reported...

Steve Wozniak will visit Moscow and will read an open lecture at MSU

Steve Wozniak will visit Moscow and will read an open lecture at MSU

the Famous co-founder of Apple, inventor, programmer, technogeek and just a nice guy in the beginning of October plans to visit the Russian capital. Who is known as the man who in the mid-70s, almost single-handedly designed the A...

Quantum entanglement may be an essential property of reality

Quantum entanglement may be an essential property of reality

whether the phenomenon called quantum entanglement it is necessary to describe the physical world or some post-quantum theory without entanglement? In the new study, which says phys.org physics mathematically proved that any theor...