Energy Harvesting Materials
The science of energy harvesting materials is experiencing phenomenal growth and attracting huge interest. Exploiting recently acquired insights into the fundamental mechanisms and principles of photosynthesis, it is now possible to forge entirely new and distinctive molecular materials and devise artificial photosystems and applications far remote from conventional solar cell technology.There are several promising microscale energy harvesting materials (including ceramics, single crystals, polymers and composites) and technologies currently being developed.
- Track 1-1 Piezoelectric Materials
- Track 2-2 Thermoelectric Materials
- Track 3-3 Pyroelectric Materials