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Research Highlight

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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.

No. Subject Author Date Views
Notice KAIST Develops Sodium Ion Batteries using Copper Sulfide ADMINI 2018.04.24 692
Notice Researchers develop flexible vertical micro LED ADMINI 2018.02.07 851
Notice Lifespan of Fuel Cells Maximized using Small Amount of Metals ADMINI 2018.01.21 955
Notice A New Spin Current Generating Material Developed ADMINI 2017.12.21 1123
Notice Professor Kim Sang Ouk of KAIST participated in editorship of GRAPHIN NEW MATERIALS ADMINI 2017.10.23 1563
Notice Pd nanowire array-based ultra-fast hydrogen gas sensor by using engineered nanofiltration of metal-organic framework ADMINI 2017.09.27 1713
30 7 nanometer Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology with Camera Flash file ADMINI 2017.09.14 1822
29 Development of disease diagnjosis sensor using animal protein catalyst file ADMINI 2017.07.20 1978
28 Making Graphene Using Laser-induced Phase Separation file ADMINI 2016.12.07 4398
27 Hyper-stretchable elastic piezoelectric energy harvester file ADMINI 2015.04.29 9495
26 “Nature Materials” News & Views wrote by Prof. Sang Ouk Kim file admin 2015.02.17 11543
25 Academic Achievements & Related Awards file admin 2015.02.17 9115
24 Best Paper Award at 2014 Pan Pacific Microelectronic Symposium file admin 2015.02.17 8961
23 The Way towards Commercialization of Highly Efficient Nanogenerator file admin 2015.02.17 9149
» The First Demonstration of Self-powered Cardiac Pacemaker file admin 2015.02.17 8875
21 Equipment Development: “Hu:u” -New Concept Indoor Environmental Gauge file admin 2015.02.17 5676
20 The Convergence New Technology Fair Silver Award file admin 2015.02.17 3910
19 Grand Prize at the Dow Chemical Korea Award 2014 file admin 2015.02.17 3937
18 Mobile Sensor Array Platform & its Circuit Development. file admin 2015.02.17 4046
17 Intel Best Paper Award at Electronic Components and Technology Conference file admin 2015.02.17 4021