Triboelectric nanogenerator for powering portable electronics
A triboelectric generator includes a first contact charging member and a second contact charging member. The first contact charging member includes a first contact layer and a conductive electrode layer. The first contact layer includes a material that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to gain electrons due to a contacting event. The conductive electrode layer is disposed along the back side of the contact layer. The second contact charging member is spaced apart from and disposed oppositely from the first contact charging member. It includes an electrically conductive material layer that has a triboelectric series rating indicating a propensity to lose electrons when contacted by the first contact layer during the contacting event. The electrically conductive material acts as an electrode. A mechanism maintains a space between the first contact charging member and the second contact charging member except when a force is applied thereto.
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- Georgia Tech Research Corporation CHO
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- Patent File Date: 2013 Sep 20
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- Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA (United States)
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- United States
- 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
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