Triboelectric nanogenerators as a new energy technology: From fundamentals, devices, to applications

Guang Zhu, Bai Peng, Jun Chen, Qingshen Jing, Zhong Lin Wang

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Abstract

Contact electrification is coupled with electrostatic induction in developing triboelectric nanogenerator as a new energy technology. The triboelectric nanogenerator has two basic operating modes that can be used to harvest a variety of mechanical energy. It provides not only a viable means of powering portable and wearable electronics, but also demonstrates a possible route towards power generation in large scale. This paper makes a comprehensive review on fundamentals, operating modes, device design and performance enhancement of this newly emerged technology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-138
Number of pages13
JournalNano Energy
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Contact electrification
  • Energy harvesting
  • Self-powered electronics
  • Triboelectric nanogenerator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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