A Flexible, Stretchable and Shape-Adaptive Approach for Versatile Energy Conversion and Self-Powered Biomedical Monitoring

Po Kang Yang, Long Lin, Fang Yi, Xiuhan Li, Ken C. Pradel, Yunlong Zi, Chih I. Wu, Jr Hau He, Yue Zhang, Zhong Lin Wang

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Abstract

A flexible triboelectric nanogenerator (FTENG) based on wavy-structured Kapton film and a serpentine electrode on stretchable substrates is presented. The as-fabricated FTENG is capable of harvesting ambient mechanical energy via both compressive and stretching modes. Moreover, the FTENG can be a bendable power source to work on curved surfaces; it can also be adaptively attached onto human skin for monitoring gentle body motions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3817-3824
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume27
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • bendable power sources
  • self-powered sensors
  • stretchable electronics
  • triboelectric nanogenerators

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