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Direct current energy generators from a conducting polymer–inorganic oxide junction

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Abstract

Direct current (DC) output mechanical energy-to-electricity conversion devices show potential to directly power electronic devices without pre-rectification, but remain difficult to develop. Herein, we report a novel DC energy generator device that is prepared using two semiconductors, a conducting polymer and a metal oxide, as active substances. Without a rectifier, the devices show DC power outputs under repeated compressive impacts. The non-ohmic contact formed between the semiconductors is found to play a critical role in generating the DC power. This novel DC generator may be useful for the development of self-powered electronics for various applications.

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The article was received on 03 Feb 2017, accepted on 12 Apr 2017 and first published on 12 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01087G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017,5, 8267-8273
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    Direct current energy generators from a conducting polymer–inorganic oxide junction

    H. Shao, J. Fang, H. Wang, H. Zhou and T. Lin, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 8267
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TA01087G

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