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Title: Triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting energy from water

Abstract

A generator for harvesting energy from flowing water is disclosed. The generator harvests electrostatic energy as well as mechanical kinetic energy from the flowing water. In one aspect, the generator includes a plurality of blades arranged in a radially outward fashion. Each blade includes an electrode and a surface layer for receiving flowing water carrying triboelectric charges. The flowing water affects a flow of electrons between the electrode and ground. In another aspect, the generator includes a first member with a first electrode, and a second member coupled to the first member about an axis. The second member includes a second electrode, and a surface layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second member is rotatable with respect to the axis to change triboelectric charges on the electrodes, and to affect a flow of electrons between the electrodes.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Georgia Tech Research Corp., Atlanta, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576458
Patent Number(s):
10,439,517
Application Number:
15/006,865
Assignee:
Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta, GA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-07ER46394
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2016 Jan 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Wang, Zhong Lin, Lin, Zong -Hong, and Cheng, Gang. Triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting energy from water. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Lin, Zong -Hong, & Cheng, Gang. Triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting energy from water. United States.
Wang, Zhong Lin, Lin, Zong -Hong, and Cheng, Gang. Tue . "Triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting energy from water". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576458.
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title = {Triboelectric nanogenerator for harvesting energy from water},
author = {Wang, Zhong Lin and Lin, Zong -Hong and Cheng, Gang},
abstractNote = {A generator for harvesting energy from flowing water is disclosed. The generator harvests electrostatic energy as well as mechanical kinetic energy from the flowing water. In one aspect, the generator includes a plurality of blades arranged in a radially outward fashion. Each blade includes an electrode and a surface layer for receiving flowing water carrying triboelectric charges. The flowing water affects a flow of electrons between the electrode and ground. In another aspect, the generator includes a first member with a first electrode, and a second member coupled to the first member about an axis. The second member includes a second electrode, and a surface layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. The second member is rotatable with respect to the axis to change triboelectric charges on the electrodes, and to affect a flow of electrons between the electrodes.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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