A novel method to measure the generated voltage of a ZnO nanogenerator

T. Stanley Van Den Heever*, Ulrich Büttner, Willem J. Perold

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Abstract

A novel method to measure the output voltage of a zinc oxide nanowire nanogenerator is proposed. Various tests are performed to verify that the output voltage does indeed originate from the nanogenerator and not from environmental noise. Although noise does influence the output voltage measurements, the output voltage is easily distinguishable from the measured noise. It is also shown that the method can be used to determine the internal resistance of the nanogenerator by measuring the output voltage over different output resistors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number395204
JournalNanotechnology
Volume22
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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