[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP1092717]
Researchers Ms M Bhaskaran
Brief description Optimised piezoelectric thin films as precursors to realising silicon-based energy harvesting technology will result from this project. These ultra-high response films will be used to efficiently generate electrical energy from environmental mechanical energy sources, such as acoustic vibrations and biorhythms. Hurdles currently faced in realising energy harvesting technology will be overcome using this novel approach. This technology can be used to effectively operate low power portable devices and implantable bioelectronics. Energy harvesting with piezoelectric thin films will be a scientific breakthrough, critical in making Australia a leader in alternative energy technologies, complementing expertise in solar and fuel cells.
Funding Amount $305,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects