Vibration Energy Harvesting with a Magnetic Shape Memory (MSM) Alloy Harvester (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2013)

Antti Niskanen, Application Development Engineer
Adaptamat Oy
Apr 18, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

  • MSM materials / Ni-Mn-Ga alloy in general
  • Principle and construction of MSM-based vibration energy harvester
  • Testing of the prototype including results
  • Energy storage and voltage conditioning electronics for the harvester

Speaker Biography (Antti Niskanen)

Antti J. Niskanen received his M.Sc. diploma in the field of Inorganic Chemistry and his D.Sc. (Tech.) in semiconductor technology at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) in Finland. He is currently working at AdaptaMat Oy in Helsinki, developing application prototypes of MSM-based devices.

Company Profile (Adaptamat Oy)

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Adaptive Materials Technology - AdaptaMat Oy (Helsinki, Finland) is the inventor and leading manufacturer of MSM (also called FSMA) alloys. The company was founded in the mid-1990's and today has pilot-scale production of consistently high-quality single crystals of Ni-Mn-Ga MSM alloy. AdaptaMat Oy has demonstrated several MSM applications including energy harvesting, sensors, and proportionally controllable actuators with self-sensing capability.
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