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Experimental and Theoretical NANOTECHNOLOGY (ETN) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed international journal published four issues a year. It includes specialized research papers, short communications, reviews and selected conference papers in special issues on the characterization, synthesis, processing, structure and properties of different principles and applications of NANOTECHNOLOGY; with focus on advantageous achievements and applications for the specialists in engineering, chemistry, physics and materials science.
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Modelling of Silicon Based Electrostatic Energy Harvester for Cardiac Implants
The concept of Energy Harvesting using the ability of heart to develop an acceptable amount of power for its natural operation (up to 10W) could address the power source requirements of leadless pacemakers. This paper presents a new structural geometry of Silicon based Electrostatic Energy Harvester which uses angled electrodes unlike the traditional harvesters for these pacemakers. It is observed that this topology provides a greater change of capacitance with respect to displacement compared to conventional topologies as it combines both In-Plane Gap and In-Plane Area Overlap capacitances. This harvester can thus be used as an alternate to the conventional battery sources used and act as a constant voltage source for various components of the pacemaker.