Development of energy-harvesting system using deformation of magnetic elastomer

Hayato Shinoda, Fujio Tsumori

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In this paper, we propose a power generation method using the deformation of a magnetic elastomer for vibration energy harvesting. The magnetic flux lines in the structure of the magnetic elastomer could be markedly changed if the properly designed structure was expanded and contracted in a static magnetic field. We set a coil on the magnetic elastomer to generate electricity by capturing this change in magnetic flux flow. We fabricated a centimeter-scale device and demonstrated that it generated 10.5mV of maximum voltage by 10 Hz vibration. We also simulated the change in the magnetic flux flow using finite element analysis, and compared the result with the experimental data. Furthermore, we evaluated the power generation of a miniaturized device.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06HJ05
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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