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A composite generator film impregnated with cellulose nanocrystals for enhanced triboelectric performance

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Abstract

A novel polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/cellulose nanocrystal flake (CNCF) composite triboelectric nanogenerator (CTG) using CNCFs as effective dielectrics exhibited a 10-times-enhanced triboelectric performance compared with its pure PDMS counterpart. Positive charges generated on the surface of the CNCFs during cyclic compression boosted electron transfer and induced extra charges. The CTG exhibited an instantaneous output power (density) of 1.65 mW (0.76 mW cm−2) under continuous operation.

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Submitted
26 Sep 2016
Accepted
18 Dec 2016
First published
22 Dec 2016

Nanoscale, 2017,9, 1428-1433
Article type
Communication

A composite generator film impregnated with cellulose nanocrystals for enhanced triboelectric performance

J. Peng, H. Zhang, Q. Zheng, C. M. Clemons, R. C. Sabo, S. Gong, Z. Ma and L. Turng, Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 1428
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07602E

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