Chinese scientists seek to generate electricity from blood flow in blood vessels

A team of Chinese scientists is seeking to develop a lightweight energy generator based on fiber-made carbon nanotubes that is suitable for converting blood flow energy into blood vessels.

In an attempt to visualize flexible microelectric generators that benefit from the flow of biological fluids, scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, explain how this system works. Huching Peng and his team developed fibers of less than 1 millimeter When surrounded by a brine solution, in a thin tube or even a blood vessel.

At the start of the experiment, a group of carbon nanotubes (known as electrically stable and mechanics) were continuously wrapped around the core of the polymer. The scientists said that “electricity is derived from relative motion. According to this theory, a double electrical layer is created around the fibers, Long axis “.

The energy efficiency of this system was high compared to other types of mini-power devices. It was reported that the technology showed superior efficiency in energy conversion of more than 20%, as well as other advantages of light weight, and thus offer the prospects of renewable technological applications