PiezoNEMS: From Single Piezoelectric Nanowire to Nanogenerators, Towards Autonomous Nanosystems (Energy Harvesting and Storage Europe 2014)

Prof Laurent Montes, Professor & Project Manager MicroNanotechnologies
Grenoble Institute of Technology


Berlin 2014 Presentation - Grenoble Institute of Technology*

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Presentation Summary

  • Energy harvesting from a single nanowire (using an AFM we demonstrate that we can have a large (few mV) piezopotential on a single nanowire (a few nm in diameter))
  • Multi-physics modeling of a single nanowire and a carpet of nanowires (optimization to realize efficient nanogenerators)
  • Nanogenerator prototypes (a few µW can be generated with our prototypes)
  • Perspectives

Speaker Biography (Laurent Montes)

Dr. Laurent Montès holds the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Université de Grenoble. He is Associate Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (Grenoble INP), Director of the International Summer School on Advanced Microelectronics (MIGAS®) and Research Program Officer in charge of MicroNanoTechnologies.
His research interests at the Institute of Microelectronics (IMEP-LAHC) within the Minatec Innovation Centre, include MEMS and NEMS for energy harvesting and biomedical applications, with a specific focus on piezoNEMS sensors and nanogenerators for autonomous systems. He is author or co-author of more than 100 journal or conference peer-reviewed papers, and holds 1 international patent.

Company Profile (Grenoble Institute of Technology)

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IMEP-Lahc is the largest academic laboratory within the Minatec Innovation Center of the GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies) campus in Grenoble, France, with research activities and projects oriented on micro and nano devices.
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