Photoinduced enhancement of a triboelectric nanogenerator based on an organolead halide perovskite

Li Su, Zhenxuan Zhao, Huayang Li, Ying Wang, Shuangyang Kuang, Guozhong Cao, Zhonglin Wang, Guang Zhu

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We report a methylammonium lead triiodide (MAPbI3) perovskite-based photoenhanced triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG). It features a dual working mechanism that relies on the joint properties of the photoelectric and triboelectric effects of the perovskite material. Both the photoconductivity and the surface triboelectric density of the perovskite-based composite thin film are significantly altered under solar illumination, resulting in considerable enhancement of the electrical output. The triboelectric output open-circuit voltage (Voc), short circuit current (Isc), and amount of electric charge (Q) were increased by 11%, 11%, and 9%, respectively, after illumination under full-sun conditions. Our work provides an approach for the enhancement of the mechanical-to-electrical conversion efficiency of the TENG by sunlight absorption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10395-10399
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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