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Batteryless Sensor Using a Nanoenergy Harvester

Existing nanosensor technologies depend on an external power source (typically a battery) to operate. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed a superior alternative: the first batteryless sensors that harvest environmental energy supplies using one-dimensional semiconducting nanowire arrays. The commercial applications for this technology include readily deployable self-powered chemical sensors for military, industrial, medical, and environmental applications. By freeing the nanosensor from a tethered power supply, LLNL scientists have provided the new standard for portable chemical detectors.
Chemical and biological sensors based on nanowire or nanotube technologies exhibit observable ultrasensitive detection limits due to their unusually large surface-to-volume architecture. This suggests that nanosensors can provide a distinct advantage over conventional designs.
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