Textile triboelectric nanogenerator for wearable electronics

Youfan Hu*, Zhizhen Zhao, Zhaoxian Liu

Key Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Nanodevices, and Department of Electronics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2018, 9 (3), pp 199-204

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2018.1853

Publication Date (Web): May 16, 2018

E-mail: youfanhu@pku.edu.cn


Textile-based electronics have attracted increasing interests due to the huge demand for wearable technologies. Working as the energy harvesting devices, textile triboelectric nanogenerators (t-TENGs) have exhibited remarkable superiority in mechanical energy harvesting for the future lightweight, portable, flexible, and green energy supply in wearable system. Here, a brief review will be given focusing on the recent progress of t-TENG, including the evolution of device structure, demonstrations of various self-powered systems, further integration capability with other kinds of energy devices, etc. All of these progresses reveal the power of this mechanical energy harvesting technology as a very appealing part in wearable electronics. 


Textile triboelectric nanogenerator, wearable technology, energy device.

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