Could 3D printing be used to provide wireless power in space?

Could 3D printing be used to provide wireless power in space?

Researchers from the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute (CNI) in South Carolina have used 3D printing to create a wireless triboelectric nanogenerator that generates electricity from motion and vibrations. (L-R) Ramakrishna Podila, Apparao Rao, Sai Sunil Mallineni, and Yongchang Dong Triboelectricity, an electric charge generated by nothing more than friction, is a green energy source that researchers at Clemson University think could power the planet. Last year, the group of scientists made a simple triboelectric nanogenerator made of plastic and tape—materials that have such opposing behavior with regard to electrons that they generate a voltage when brought together. That generator could […]

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