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New Small-scale Generator Produces Alternating Current by Stretching Zinc Oxide Wires
November 9, 2008
Researchers have developed a new type of small-scale electric power generator able to produce alternating current through the cyclical stretching and releasing of zinc oxide wires encapsulated in a flexible plastic substrate with two ends bonded.
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