Next Article in Journal
Dependence on Cross-Pollination in Macadamia and Challenges for Orchard Management
Previous Article in Journal
In-Plant Insect-Proofing by Trans-Kingdom RNAi
Open AccessProceedings

Textile Manufacturing Compatible Triboelectric Nanogenerator with Alternating Positive and Negative Freestanding Grating Structure

Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group, Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Presented at the International Conference on the Challenges, Opportunities, Innovations and Applications in Electronic Textiles (E-Textiles 2019), London, UK, 12 November 2019.
Proceedings 2019, 32(1), 23; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2019032023
Published: 20 January 2020
This paper demonstrates a novel design of textile-based triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG), which is compatible with standard textile manufacturing. The device can convert kinetic energy occurring during frictional contact between two dissimilar materials into electricity based on contact electrification and the electrostatic induction effect. The TENG can generate an RMS open-circuit voltage of 136 V, an RMS short-circuit current of 2.68 µA and a maximum RMS power of 125 µW (38.8 mW/m2). To demonstrate practical applications, the TENG was embedded into a lab coat. The energy is generated from the relative movement between the arm and torso. Its output was used to drive a digital watch, a wearable night-time warning indicator for pedestrians, a wireless transmitter and a pedometer.
Keywords: triboelectric nanogenerator; E-textile; energy harvesting triboelectric nanogenerator; E-textile; energy harvesting
MDPI and ACS Style

Paosangthong, W.; Wagih, M.; Torah, R.; Beeby, S. Textile Manufacturing Compatible Triboelectric Nanogenerator with Alternating Positive and Negative Freestanding Grating Structure. Proceedings 2019, 32, 23.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop