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Flexoelectric device

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.

The ICN2 has received funding from the Government of Catalonia via Acció (VALUNI 2016) for the commercialisation of this technology.

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Updated: 10 August 2017

Involved research Group: Oxide Nanophysics

ICN2 researchers involved: Gustau Catalán Bernabé