Performance of Zinc Oxide Coated on Copper Substrate in Generating Piezoelectric Energy
Hema Kumar.V. S1, Suresh. P2
1Hema Kumar.V.S, ECE Department, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. Suresh. P, ECE Department, Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 87-90 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: F3756048619/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The energy harvesting is one of the progressive multidimensional research themes over the world for variety of needs. The harvesting of energy increases demand from low power electronic devices to high power industrial needs for variety of applications. In this paper, the Zinc oxide Nanowires are grown on the surfaces of the metal substrate (copper substrate) using a solution based technique. The stress is applied on the substrate and the power generation capability of the Zinc oxide nano wires synthesized on the copper substrate were estimated. A low cost design and manufacturing is proposed to prepare the Zinc oxide based piezoelectric energy harvesting. The maximum output voltage obtained is about 153mv and current of 75nA is obtained for the copper substrate. The voltage obtained may be used for nano devices which require minimal voltage. The same setup is been simulated using by M/s.COMSOL Multiphysics software for various substrate sizes. Therefore the estimated design is able to study the capability of the zinc oxide in piezoelectric energy harvesting.
Keyword: Zinc Oxide, piezoelectric, copper substrate, Energy harvesting.
Scope of the Article: Network Performance; Protocols; Sensors.