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
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Yang, P. K., Lin, L., Yi, F., Li, X., Pradel, K. C., Zi, Y., Wu, C. I., He, J. H., Zhang, Y., & Wang, Z. L. (2015). A Flexible, Stretchable and Shape-Adaptive Approach for Versatile Energy Conversion and Self-Powered Biomedical Monitoring. Advanced Materials, 27(25), 3817-3824. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201500652