Flexible Superamphiphobic Film for Water Energy Harvesting
Lee, Pooi See
Date of Issue2016
School of Materials Science and Engineering
A flexible superamphiphobic SiO2/poly (vinylidene difluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) (PVDF-TrFE) film is designed to harvest the electrostatic energy from water. The working mechanism of the water-triboelectric nanogenerator is based on the triboelectricity generated from the contact electrification between water and the superamphiphobic SiO2/P(VDF-TrFE) film. The maximum power density for harvesting water can be brought up to 62.5 mW m−2, which is able to charge a capacitor and sufficient to light up light emitting diodes.
Advanced Materials Technologies
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