Energy source


A substance or device that supplies energy.

In order to make a micromachine to run on its own, an energy source must be built-in. By the use of polymer solid electrolytes, a thin battery was developed, which is already in use. However, the energy stored in such a small battery may be insufficient. Any way to tap energy from the environment is desirable such as solar cell. For in vivo use micromachines, adenosine triphosphate ( ATP) is expected as an energy source.


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