High Output Piezo/Triboelectric Hybrid Generator

Title
High Output Piezo/Triboelectric Hybrid Generator
Authors
정우석강민규문희규백승협윤석진Zhong-Lin Wang김상우강종윤
Keywords
Electronic devices; Polymers
Issue Date
2015-03
Publisher
Scientific Reports
Citation
VOL 5, NO 9309
Abstract
Recently, piezoelectric and triboelectric energy harvesting devices have been developed to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. Especially, it is well known that triboelectric nanogenerators have a simple structure and a high output voltage. However, whereas nanostructures improve the output of triboelectric generators, its fabrication process is still complicated and unfavorable in term of the large scale and long-time durability of the device. Here, we demonstrate a hybrid generator which does not use nanostructure but generates much higher output power by a small mechanical force and integrates piezoelectric generator into triboelectric generator, derived from the simultaneous use of piezoelectric and triboelectric mechanisms in one press-and-release cycle. This hybrid generator combines high piezoelectric output current and triboelectric output voltage, which produces peak output voltage of ~370 V, current density of ~12 μA·cm−2, and average power density of ~4.44 mW·cm−2. The output power successfully lit up 600 LED bulbs by the application of a 0.2 N mechanical force and it charged a 10 μF capacitor to 10 V in 25 s. Beyond energy harvesting, this work will provide new opportunities for developing a small, built-in power source in self-powered electronics such as mobile electronics.
URI
http://pubs.kist.re.kr/handle/201004/49684
ISSN
20452322
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