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Integrating photovoltaic conversion and lithium ion storage into a flexible fiber

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Abstract

Flexible electronics has witnessed the rapid advancement of fiber-shaped energy devices, particularly fiber-shaped integrated devices that simultaneously realize energy conversion and storage in a single fiber. However, it remains challenging to produce integrated energy fibers with enhanced energy storage capacities and output voltages, and meanwhile retain the high flexibility and integration. Here, we demonstrate a novel family of integrated energy devices by integrating photoelectric conversion and lithium ion storage into a flexible fiber. The fiber-shaped integrated energy device exhibits a core–sheath structure with the photoelectric conversion part at the sheath and the lithium ion storage part at the core. It simultaneously displays a high energy storage capacity and output voltage. The integrated energy fibers are lightweight, flexible and weavable, and represent promising candidates to power the next-generation portable and wearable electronic devices. The results presented here could provide inspiration for the development of high-performance integrated devices.

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The article was received on 20 Feb 2016, accepted on 19 Apr 2016 and first published on 19 Apr 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6TA01514J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016,4, 7601-7605
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    Integrating photovoltaic conversion and lithium ion storage into a flexible fiber

    H. Sun, Y. Jiang, S. Xie, Y. Zhang, J. Ren, A. Ali, S. Doo, I. H. Son, X. Huang and H. Peng, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 7601
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TA01514J

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