Monday, June 27, 2011

Laptops can be recharged from the blows of fingers on the keyboard


Researchers from the Royal Institute of Technology in Melbourne (RMIT) suggested the use of energy to recharge the laptop, which is produced when striking the fingers on the keyboard device, according to Gizmag.

The idea is to cover the key ultrathin films of piezoelectric material - material that is capable of converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. In this case, the mechanical energy from a blow on the key can be turned into electricity and use for battery power.

To realize the idea in life, you must create the piezoelectric film thickness is measured in nanometers would. The properties of such films, scientists have described in a paper published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials, but to the practical implementation of the case has not yet reached.

The piezoelectric film can be applied not only in laptops but also in other mobile devices - such as smartphones with touch screen.

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