Nanogenerators can turn subtle body movements like your heartbeat into power for electronic devices. Think you have what it takes to power through our nanogenerator quiz?
Question 1 of 20
The "nano" in nanotechnology suggests that the components inside can be measured in nanometers. How long is a nanometer?
Question 2 of 20
What term is used to describe a material that generates an electric current just by bending or it?
Question 3 of 20
True or false: Researchers have been able to get the same output from nanogenerators as from a pair of AA batteries.
Question 4 of 20
How did researchers Michael McAlpine and Prashant Purohit overcome the problem with the piezoelectric material PZT being extremely brittle?
Question 5 of 20
Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang of the Georgia Institute of Technology lead the first research group to build nanogenerators from which piezoelectric material?
Question 6 of 20
Researcher Michael McAlpine of Princeton has developed nanogenerators using which piezoelectric material?
Question 7 of 20
How wide is a single nanowire made from zinc oxide?
Question 8 of 20
True or false: Nanogenerators turn a renewable resource into electricity.
Question 9 of 20
How long is a single nanowire made from zinc oxide?
Question 10 of 20
What kinds of devices has Z.L. Wang's team powered with nanogenerators?
Question 11 of 20
Will nanogenerators be able to replace the need for batteries in hand-held electronics?
Question 12 of 20
True or false: Even the most complex and powerful nanogenerators are small enough to hold between your thumb and index fingers.
Question 13 of 20
The substrate is the surface on which the nanogenerator's circuit is etched. What important property must a nanogenerator's substrate posess in order to work properly?
Question 14 of 20
True or false: Within the next five years, you might be able to purchase a hoodie that uses your heartbeat to power your iPod or mobile phone.
Question 15 of 20
What's the name of the science and technology that deals with research and development of incredibly small man-made objects?
Question 16 of 20
What's the full chemical name for the piezoelectric material known as PZT?
Question 17 of 20
How long is a micron?
Question 18 of 20
How wide are the PZT nanoribbons created by researchers McAlpine and Purohit?
Question 19 of 20
True or false: Nanogenerators require an initial power source, such as a battery, before they can run on their own.
Question 20 of 20