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Volume 2014, Article ID 671280, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/671280
Research Article

Design and Experimental Evaluation on an Advanced Multisource Energy Harvesting System for Wireless Sensor Nodes

Collaborative Innovation Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication, Device and System, State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement Technology and Instruments, Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China

Received 21 March 2014; Revised 26 May 2014; Accepted 27 May 2014; Published 16 June 2014

Academic Editor: Linni Jian

Copyright © 2014 Hao Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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