Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Autonomous hydrogen fuel-cell-based power for microsensors or lab-on-a-chip apps

Source: Wiley. "Solar-light-driven fully integrated microfluidic device could serve as autonomous fuel-cell-based power source for microsensors or lab-on-a-chip applications." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 June 2017.

Miniaturized devices such as microsensors often require an independent, equally miniaturized power supply. Searching for suitable systems, Japanese scientists have now developed a fully integrated microfluidic device that produces hydrogen fuel and converts it into electrical energy based on photocatalysis. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, it works fully autonomously and delivers enough hydrogen energy to power a microsensor for daily data transmission.

Read more at: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170613163316.htm