Special Issue "Advanced Triboelectric and Piezoelectric Nanogenerator"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Energy Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Minbaek Lee
Guest Editor
Department of Physics, Inha University, 100 Inha-ro, Michuhol-gu, Incheon 22212, South Korea
Interests: nanogenerators; piezoelectric; triboelectric; nano FET
Dr. Gonzalo Murillo
Guest Editor
Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM, CSIC), Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: energy harvesting; MEMS; nanogenerators; bioelectronics; piezoelectric

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit to a Special Issue of Energies on "Advanced Triboelectric and Piezoelectric Nanogenerators". As there is an emerging need for energy sources in various application areas, different types of energy harvesting platforms have been studied, including thermally, electromagnetically, chemically, and mechanically driven platforms. This Special Issue will be focused on the use of nanogenerators (NGs) to convert mechanical energy sources into electricity based on the development of advanced piezoelectric and triboelectric effects.

NGs have drawn a significant amount of attention due to their potential applications and ubiquitous versatility and biocompatibility. Indeed, as nanoelectronics and bioelectronics continue to be realized, complex device network systems will soon become a cornerstone of human life. Each of these will require an energy source; however, self-powered systems will be the ideal form of such device networks. From this point of view, NGs are a promising type of energy harvesting unit for these systems due to their simple structure, range of material selection options, biocompatibility, facile fabrication, use of universal mechanical energy sources, etc. In addition, self-powered bioelectronics are a fast-growing research field along with the health industry. The merits of NGs make them powerful candidate energy harvesting units and self-powered sensors for bioelectronics applications.

We welcome original research articles, reviews, and case and analytical studies that are relevant to advanced piezoelectric and triboelectric NGs and their application to nano-systems.

Prof. Dr. Minbaek Lee
Dr. Gonzalo Murillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • piezoelectric
  • triboelectric
  • energy harvesting
  • nanogenerator
  • self-powered system
  • bio-compatible

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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