[Image above] From left, conference organizer Yang Bai, conference organizer Jungho Ryu, plenary speaker Haixia (Alice) Zhang, plenary speaker Olfa Kanoun, plenary speaker Meiling Zhu, plenary speaker Miso Kim, session chair Sohini Kar-Narayan, and conference organizer Shashank Priya. Credit: ACerS
International collaboration leads to new high-performance materials
Electricity harvested from magnetic noise
could be effective power source for wireless charging
Wireless battery charging may benefit from a new generator that harnesses magnetic energy from our environment.
We are surrounded by magnetic fields, including those created by electric power transmission lines, which are essentially wasted energy. But how can we channel and convert magnetic fields into useful electrical energy? For this, an electromagnetic generator is needed. Unfortunately, current generators are too heavy, too large, and their efficiency too low for practical applications.