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Title: Single electrode triboelectric generator

A triboelectric generator includes a first contact charging member, a second contact charging member and an electrical load. The first contact charging member has a contact side and an opposite back side. The first contact charging member includes a material that has a first rating on a triboelectric series and also has a conductive aspect. The second contact charging member has a second rating on the triboelectric series, different from the first rating, and is configured to come into contact with the first contact layer and go out of contact with the first contact layer. The electrical load electrically is coupled to the first contact charging member and to a common voltage so that current will flow through the load after the second contact charging member comes into contact with the first contact charging member and then goes out of contact with the first contact charging member.
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Georgia Tech Research Corporation CHO
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Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 25
Research Org:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Atlanta, GA (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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