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Roadmap on energy harvesting materials

Pecunia, Vincenzo, Silva, S Ravi P., Phillips, Jamie D., Artegiani, Elisa, Romeo, Alessandro, Shim, Hongjae, Park, Jongsung, Kim, Jin Hyeok, Yun, Jae Sung, Welch, Gregory C., Larson, Bryon W., Creran, Myles, Laventure, Audrey, Sasitharan, Kezia, Flores-Diaz, Natalie, Freitag, Marina, Xu, Jie, Brown, Thomas M., Li, Benxuan, Wang, Yiwen, Li, Zhe, Hou, Bo ORCID:, Hamadani, Behrang H., Defay, Emmanuel, Kovacova, Veronika, Glinsek, Sebastjan, Kar-Narayan, Sohini, Bai, Yang, Kim, Da Bin, Cho, Yong Soo, Zukauskaite, Agne, Barth, Stephan, Fan, Feng Ru, Wu, Wenzhuo, Costa, Pedro, del Campo, Javier, Lanceros-Mendez, Senentxu, Khanbareh, Hamideh, Wang, Zhong Lin, Pu, Xiong, Pan, Caofeng, Zhang, Renyun, Xu, Jing, Zhao, Xun, Zhou, Yihao, Chen, Guorui, Tat, Trinny, Ock, Il Woo, Chen, Jun, Graham, Sontyana Adonijah, Yu, Jae Su, Huang, Ling-Zhi, Li, Dan-Dan, Ma, Ming-Guo, Luo, Jikui, Jiang, Feng, Lee, Pooi See, Dudem, Bhaskar, Vivekananthan, Venkateswaran, Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., Xie, Hongyao, Shi, Xiao-Lei, Chen, Zhi-Gang, Riss, Alexander, Parzer, Michael, Garmroudi, Fabian, Bauer, Ernst, Zavanelli, Duncan, Brod, Madison K., Malki, Muath Al, Snyder, G. Jeffrey, Kovnir, Kirill, Kauzlarich, Susan M., Uher, Ctirad, Lan, Jinle, Lin, Yuan-Hua, Fonseca, Luis, Morata, Alex, Martin-Gonzalez, Marisol, Pennelli, Giovanni, Berthebaud, David, Mori, Takao, Quinn, Robert J., Bos, Jan-Willem G., Candolfi, Christophe, Gougeon, Patrick, Gall, Philippe, Lenoir, Bertrand, Venkateshvaran, Deepak, Kaestner, Bernd, Zhao, Yunshan, Zhang, Gang, Nonoguchi, Yoshiyuki, Schroeder, Bob C., Bilotti, Emiliano, Menon, Akanksha K., Urban, Jeffrey J., Fenwick, Oliver, Asker, Ceyla, Talin, A Alec, Anthopoulos, Thomas D., Losi, Tommaso, Viola, Fabrizio, Caironi, Mario, Georgiadou, Dimitra G., Ding, Li, Peng, Lian-Mao, Wang, Zhenxing, Wei, Muh-Dey, Negra, Renato, Lemme, Max C., Wagih, Mahmoud, Beeby, Steve, Ibn-Mohammed, Taofeeq, Mustapha, K. B. and Joshi, A. P. 2023. Roadmap on energy harvesting materials. Journal of Physics: Materials 6 (4) , 042501. 10.1088/2515-7639/acc550

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Ambient energy harvesting has great potential to contribute to sustainable development and address growing environmental challenges. Converting waste energy from energy-intensive processes and systems (e.g. combustion engines and furnaces) is crucial to reducing their environmental impact and achieving net-zero emissions. Compact energy harvesters will also be key to powering the exponentially growing smart devices ecosystem that is part of the Internet of Things, thus enabling futuristic applications that can improve our quality of life (e.g. smart homes, smart cities, smart manufacturing, and smart healthcare). To achieve these goals, innovative materials are needed to efficiently convert ambient energy into electricity through various physical mechanisms, such as the photovoltaic effect, thermoelectricity, piezoelectricity, triboelectricity, and radiofrequency wireless power transfer. By bringing together the perspectives of experts in various types of energy harvesting materials, this Roadmap provides extensive insights into recent advances and present challenges in the field. Additionally, the Roadmap analyses the key performance metrics of these technologies in relation to their ultimate energy conversion limits. Building on these insights, the Roadmap outlines promising directions for future research to fully harness the potential of energy harvesting materials for green energy anytime, anywhere.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: IOP Publishing
ISSN: 2515-7639
Funders: EPSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 17 March 2023
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 11:43

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