A flexible triboelectric nanogenerator integrated with an artificial petal micro/nanostructure surface

Guan-Rong Chen, Yi-Fang Huang, Yu-Yen Chen, Chih-Yi Wu, Yao-Chuan Tsai
2019 Japanese Journal of Applied Physics  
A flexible triboelectric nanogenerator integrated with an artificial petal micro/nanostructure surface To cite this article: Guan-Rong Chen et al 2019 Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 58 SDDL02 View the article online for updates and enhancements. Recent citations Flexible microcavity surface triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting power in different operating modes Shih-Hung Chiu et al -This content was downloaded from IP address 207.241.231.108 on 12/03 In this work, a flexible triboelectric
more » ... or (TENG) integrated with an artificial petal micro/nanostructure surface is proposed and fabricated. The flexible printed circuit is designed to expose the copper electrodes and integrate with the artificial polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) petal surface as a flexible TENG. The artificial PDMS petal micro/nanostructure surface was fabricated by the rose petal replication process and integrated into the TENG to enhance triboelectric charge transfer. The power generated by the TENG from coupling between the triboelectric effect and electrostatic induction by external mechanical loads can be collected. The generated output open-circuit peak-to-peak voltage can be up to 45.8 V when the externally applied normal pressure is 40 kN m −2 . Additionally, a maximum output power of 0.01 μW is achieved with a 1.7 MΩ loading resistance and a critical external applied pressure frequency of 26 Hz.
doi:10.7567/1347-4065/ab0de9 fatcat:cc254fzwvrettlwtboobijeeje