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Flexoelectric device

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ICN2 researchers have developed a micro/nano electromechanical system (MEMs/NEMs) cantilever device based on the flexoelectric effect. The device converts bending motion into a voltage or vice versa.

This technology replaces piezoelectric based bimorph cantilevers, broadly used in electronics, by a single element cantilever made with semiconductor material. The flexoelectric response of semiconductors materials is shown to be able to compete with the response of piezoelectric materials.

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Updated: 10 August 2017

Involved research Group: Oxide Nanophysics

ICN2 researchers involved: Gustau Catalán Bernabé