Atom-Thin Material Bends, Generates Electricity

This electric generator is thin, transparent, lightweight and bendable.

“This material — just a single layer of atoms — could be made as a wearable device, perhaps integrated into clothing, to convert energy from your body movement to electricity and power wearable sensors or medical devices, or perhaps supply enough energy to charge your cell phone in your pocket,” says James Hone, professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia and co-leader of the research.

Read more at: http://news.discovery.com/tech/alternative-power-sources/atom-thin-material-bends-generates-electricity-141015.htm

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