Nanogenerators can turn our veins in the plant

People for thousands years, use the mighty power of water. Using the physical principles of operation of hydropower plants, a group of Chinese researchers from Fudan University have developed a tiny generator which can be installed inside large blood vessels and to generate electricity from blood flow.

In 2011, Swiss scientists have developed a tiny turbine that theoretically could be placed inside the veins and produce small amount of electricity. But they had a serious drawback: as an artificial obstacle, microturbines, could trigger the formation of blood clots.

The development of the Chinese scientists is a new type of electric device that generates electricity by using an ordered array of carbon nanotubes wrapped around a polymer core. The device is called “volokonovsky liquid nanogenerator” — FFNG.

It is unclear how much energy he will be able to develop, however, according to its creators, FFNG will have a conversion factor of energy about 20 %. Scientists have already conducted successful experiments on frogs. In the future FFNG may be the source of power for implanted in the human body medical devices.
Source — Wiley

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