A self-powered triboelectric nanosensor for mercury ion detection

Zong Hong Lin, Guang Zhu, Yu Sheng Zhou, Ya Yang, Peng Bai, Jun Chen, Zhong Lin Wang

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Abstract

Moving to mercury: The first triboelectric effect-based sensor for the detection of Hg2+ ions by using Au nanoparticles (see picture; red) as electrical performance enhancer and recognition element has been successfully demonstrated. This self-powered and stand-alone triboelectric nanosensor has the advantages of simplicity, low cost, high selectivity, and sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5065-5069
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gold nanoparticles
  • mercury
  • nanogenerators
  • self-powered nanosensors
  • triboelectric effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry (all)

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