Recent advances in material manufacturing processes allow for greater control of chemical compositions and geometric characteristics at a scale of a few nanometers. Nanogenerators consisting of rows of nanowires with piezoelectric and semiconducting properties have been studied by several American and European teams with promising results. The project presented concerns the design, fabrication and characterization (structural, mechanical and electrical) of a nanogenerator based on zinc oxide nanowires (ZnO). The prototype will convert a mechanical energy (naturally occurring in our environment) into electrical energy to power a component (sensor or actuator) low consumption (of the order of µW).

Project benefits

Publication scientifique : 39

Emplois crées : 6

Action de communication : 3

Rapport final : 3

Nouveau projet : 6

People involved in the project

Project leader

Member partner

No member partner


Information of the project

Start of the project on01 / 09 / 2011 | End of project on01 / 09 / 2014

Strategic business lines

Smart power grids

Matériaux et composants pour l'électronique

Smart power grids

Referent of the project

Chargé de projets innovants

07 86 53 38 74


Centre-Val de Loire

These projects may be of interest to you

Back to the projects