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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(6), 143; doi:10.3390/nano7060143

Theoretical Study of the BaTiO3 Powder’s Volume Ratio’s Influence on the Output of Composite Piezoelectric Nanogenerator

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Key Laboratory of Nonferrous Metals Chemistry and Resources Utilization of Gansu Province, State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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School of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China
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Received: 6 April 2017 / Revised: 29 May 2017 / Accepted: 5 June 2017 / Published: 9 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanogenerators and Self-Powered Nanosystems)
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Abstract

The combination of the piezoelectric materials and polymer is an effective way to make the piezoelectric nanogenerator (PENG) possess both the polymer’s good flexibility and ferroelectric material’s high piezoelectric coefficient. The volume ratio of ferroelectric material in the composite is an important factor that determines the PENG’s output performance. In this paper, the BaTiO3/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) composite PENG was demonstrated as having an optimal volume ratio (46%) at which the PENG can output its highest voltage, and this phenomenon can be ascribed to the trade-off between the composite PENG’s top electrode charge and its capacitance. These results are of practical importance for the composite PENG’s performance optimization. View Full-Text
Keywords: piezoelectric nanogenerator; composite material; optimal volume ratio; performance optimization piezoelectric nanogenerator; composite material; optimal volume ratio; performance optimization
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Zhou, X.; Xu, Q.; Bai, S.; Qin, Y.; Liu, W. Theoretical Study of the BaTiO3 Powder’s Volume Ratio’s Influence on the Output of Composite Piezoelectric Nanogenerator. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 143.

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