6-25-19 -Re-visiting Dr. Hildy® and Dr. Zhong Lin Wang – New Developments In The Nano World

Professor Zhong Lin Wang’s Nanoscience Research Group



Dr. Hildy® Welcomes Back Special Guest:

Dr. Zhong Lin Wang


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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – 1:00-3:00PM Pacific

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Did you ever hear the song Nancy Sinatra sang “These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…” because none of us realized when we heard that song that our boots (shoes) would contain a self-charging battery that generated and stored energy as a renewable energy technology?  

Renewable energy technologies generally consist of two distinct processes:  energy generating (using sources such as coal, solar, wind, etc.) and energy storage (such as batteries).

Georgia Tech researcher Zhong Lin Wang holds the components of a new self-charging power cell that uses piezoelectric materials to directly convert mechanical energy to chemical energy. The chemical energy can be released as electricity.


These two processes are always accomplished through two separate units, with the first process converting the original form of energy to electricity, and the second process converting electricity to chemical energy.  Now for the first time, research engineers, Xinyu Xue, Sihong Wang, Wenxi Guo, Yan Zhang, and Zhong Lin Wang from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, have combined the energy generation and storage in a single unit as published in Nano Letters August 2012.    

“This is a project that introduces a new approach in battery technology is a fundamentally new in science,” Zhong Lin Wang told Phys.org. “The self-charging power cell is made from nano piezoelectric material PVDF that replaces the conventional separator materials and acts as a nanogenerator inside a Li-ion battery.” 

Professor Zhong Lin Wang has been among the earlier pioneer of developing advanced nano materials and merging these technologies into many inventions that will be soon in the consumer market place, not the least of which are Tube-Shaped Solar Cells which Could Be Woven Into Clothing – (see link below.)

 Join Dr. Hildy® with her special guest, Dr. Zhong Lin Wang as they discuss self-charging batteries, woven solar cell clothing, self-generating nano or minibots and other new developments in nanotechnology on One Cell One Light Radio.


ACerS Awards and Honors – Dr. Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang

Interview with Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang –Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, Regents’ Professor; Georgia Tech http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-zhong-lin-zl-wang/

Self-Charging Power Cell Converts And Stores Energy In A Single Unit – Citation: Xinyu Xue, Sihong Wang, Wenxi Guo, Yan Zhang and Zhong Lin Wang, Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-Electrochemical Process for Self-Charging Power Cell, Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl302879t

 “Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to-Electrochemical Process for Self-Charging Power Cell.”;  Xinyu Xue,†,§ Sihong Wang,†,§ Wenxi Guo,† Yan Zhang,† and Zhong Lin Wang*,†,‡, †;   Xinyu Xue, et al. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia Nano Letters. DOI: 10.1021/nl302879t; pubs.acs.org/NanoLett –
Hybridizing Energy Conversion and Storage in a Mechanical-to- Electrochemical Process for Self-Charging Power Cell
Self-ChargingPowerPack .pdf

Triboelectric Generator Produces Electricity by Harnessing Frictional Forces – GA Tech Newsroom Press Release http://gatech.edu/newsroom/release.html?nid=139511

Triboelectric-Generator-Driven Pulse Electrodeposition for Micropatterning; Guang Zhu, Caofeng Pan, Wenxi Guo, Chih-Yen Chen, Yusheng Zhou, Ruomeng Yu, and Zhong Lin Wang*; School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, United States
Triboelectric-Generator-Driven Pulse Electrodeposition for Micropatterning
TriboelectricNG-G.Zhu-NL .pdf

“Transparent Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Self-Powered Pressure Sensors Based on Micropatterned Plastic Films” Feng-Ru Fan,†,‡,∥ Long Lin,†,∥ Guang Zhu,†,∥ Wenzhuo Wu,† Rui Zhang,† and Zhong Lin Wang*,†,§ †School of Material Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, United States; ‡State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China, §Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl300988z | Nano Lett.; pubs.acs.org/NanoLett

Transparent Triboelectric Nanogenerators and Self-Powered Pressure Sensors Based on Micropatterned Plastic Films

Tube-Shaped Solar Cells Could Be Woven Into Clothing
Wenxi Guo, et al. “Rectangular Bunched Rutile TiO2 Nanorod Arrays Grown on Carbon Fiber for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.” Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/ja2120585Journal reference: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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Self-Assembling Minirobots Swim and Manipulate Objects

Nanoparticle Pollution Could Stunt Crop Growth

U of North Texas – Risk Management Service – Nanoparticles Safety

EXCERPT: “Use the Risk Management Website (http://rms.unt.edu) to “Request Haz Pickup”. Contact the HazMat Officer at 940-369-8084 with any questions about a pick up. Prohibit of eating and drinking in laboratories. Equipment used for handling of nanoparticles must be evaluated for safety concerns. Regular cleaning of benchtops, floors and other surfaces with bleach or other applicable disinfectant. … Report any incident to your supervisor.”

Lecture Videos for the Second International Symposium on the Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials -2011 – (Scroll down)

Study: Potential Hazards of Nanotechnology Not Known

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : Nanotechnology

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