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Collaborative research team led by Prof. Keon Jae Lee from KAIST and Prof. Joung from Severance Hospital of Yonsei University has recently developed the world’s first artificial cardiac pacemaker semi-permanently operated by self-powered flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator. The artificial cardiac pacemaker is widely acknowledged as medical equipment that integrated in a human body for regulating the beating of heart through electrical stimulation while contracting the cardiac muscle of people who suffer from an abnormal heart rate. The high-performance flexible nanogenerator was made of single crystal PMN-PT thin film (iBULe Photonics Co., Ltd.), and the harvested energy could be reached at the level of 8.2 V and 0.22 mA just by simple bending and pushing, which was enough to directly stimulate living heart of rat. In addition, the flexible piezoelectric nanogenerator could be utilized as an electric energy source for various implantable medical devices.

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Notice KAIST Develops Sodium Ion Batteries using Copper Sulfide ADMINI 2018.04.24 14
Notice Researchers develop flexible vertical micro LED ADMINI 2018.02.07 241
Notice Lifespan of Fuel Cells Maximized using Small Amount of Metals ADMINI 2018.01.21 351
Notice A New Spin Current Generating Material Developed ADMINI 2017.12.21 504
Notice Professor Kim Sang Ouk of KAIST participated in editorship of GRAPHIN NEW MATERIALS ADMINI 2017.10.23 984
Notice Pd nanowire array-based ultra-fast hydrogen gas sensor by using engineered nanofiltration of metal-organic framework ADMINI 2017.09.27 1142
Notice 7 nanometer Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology with Camera Flash ADMINI 2017.09.14 1279
Notice Development of disease diagnjosis sensor using animal protein catalyst ADMINI 2017.07.20 1458
Notice Making Graphene Using Laser-induced Phase Separation ADMINI 2016.12.07 3853
Notice Hyper-stretchable elastic piezoelectric energy harvester ADMINI 2015.04.29 8951
Notice “Nature Materials” News & Views wrote by Prof. Sang Ouk Kim admin 2015.02.17 11032
Notice Academic Achievements & Related Awards admin 2015.02.17 8624
Notice Best Paper Award at 2014 Pan Pacific Microelectronic Symposium admin 2015.02.17 8478
Notice The Way towards Commercialization of Highly Efficient Nanogenerator admin 2015.02.17 8655
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21 Equipment Development: “Hu:u” -New Concept Indoor Environmental Gauge file admin 2015.02.17 5527
20 The Convergence New Technology Fair Silver Award file admin 2015.02.17 3760
19 Grand Prize at the Dow Chemical Korea Award 2014 file admin 2015.02.17 3788
18 Mobile Sensor Array Platform & its Circuit Development. file admin 2015.02.17 3900
17 Intel Best Paper Award at Electronic Components and Technology Conference file admin 2015.02.17 3874