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Power surfing on waves

Wavy strips of piezoelectric materials on stretchable substrates can both withstand larger applied mechanical strain without cracking and harvest energy more efficiently than their flat counterparts.

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Figure 1: The design of Qi and colleagues' energy-harvesting devices1.

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Lee, M., Javey, A. Power surfing on waves. Nature 472, 304–305 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/472304a

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