Fully-integrated motion-driven electroluminescence enabled by triboelectrification for customized flexible display

Xiao Yan Wei, Hai Lu Wang, Ying Wang, Shuang Yang Kuang, Xiao Xiao Zhu, Jizhao Zou, Lei Wang, Xierong Zeng, Feng Rao, Guang Zhu

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Here we report a motion-driven electroluminescence (MDEL) device which fully integrates a lateral electroluminescence (EL) device with a human motion energy harvester in an all-in-one device. Triboelectrification on the electrification layer would produce a strong electric field with changing amplitude and direction to trigger lateral EL. A rather low threshold of tribo-pressure ∼20 kPa and tribo-velocity ∼10 mm/s is enough to supply a large electric field around MV/m magnitude, and the luminescent intensity of the MDEL is three times higher than other devices designed without electrodes, which enables high-efficiency mechanical energy harvesting and strong lateral EL. The demonstrated electrode geometry design concept can realize customized, large-area, flexible display and is promising for the development of self-powered luminescence, customized display, personalized identification, anti-counterfeiting, and wearable electronics applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-164
Number of pages7
JournalNano Energy
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • Display
  • Energy harvester
  • Human motion
  • Lateral electroluminescence
  • Triboelectric nanogenerator
  • Triboelectrification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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