Glaze Tile-Inspired Liquid-Solid Power Generator for Continuous Water Flow Energy Harvesting

Dezhi Nie, Boming Lyu, Yongbo Hu, Jian Zhang, Yongqing Fu, Honglong Chang, Kai Tao

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review


This paper reports a cascaded liquid-solid power generator (CLPG) inspired by the Forbidden City’s glazed tiles in ancient China. In order to solve the pain point that it is difficult to efficiently collect continuous water flow in the current micro water energy harvesting field, CLPG’s breaking strategy is to convert water flow into droplets through a cascaded structure, and then collect energy discretely. In this way, the charge on the polymer surface can be fully accumulated, thus achieving an output efficiency 25 times higher than the existing planar structure. The CLPG provides an essential reference for micro water energy harvesting and will further promote the development of self-powered MEMS sensors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 36th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISBN (Electronic)9781665493086
ISBN (Print)9781665493093
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2023

Cite this