Triboelectric-Potential-Regulated Charge Transport Through p-n Junctions for Area-Scalable Conversion of Mechanical Energy

Xian Song Meng, Zhong Lin Wang, Guang Zhu

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Abstract

Regulation of charge-transport direction is realized through the coupling of triboelectrification, electrostatic induction, and semiconducting properties for area-scalable conversion of mechanical energy. The output current from each unit triboelectric generator can always constructively add up due to the unidirectional flow of electrons. This work proposes a practical and general route to area-scalable applications of the triboelectric generator and other energy-harvesting techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-676
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • charge transport
  • direct current
  • electrostatic induction
  • energy conversion
  • p-n junctions
  • triboelectric effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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