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Title: Gd5Si4-PVDF nanocomposite films and their potential for triboelectric energy harvesting applications

Abstract

The triboelectric energy generators prepared using the combination of self-polarized, high β-phase nanocomposite films of Gd5Si4-PVDF and polyamide-6 (PA-6) films have generated significantly higher voltage of ~425 V, short-circuit current density of ~30 mA/m2 and a charge density of ~116.7 μC/m2 as compared to corresponding values of ~300 V, 30 mA/m2 and 94.7 μC/m2, respectively for the pristine PVDF-(PA-6) combination. The magnetic measurements of the Gd5Si4-PVDF films display a ferromagnetic behavior as compared to diamagnetic nature of pristine PVDF. The presence of magnetic nanoparticles in the polymeric matrix allows for some control over the microstructural properties during the preparation process. The results open new routes for multiferroic composite films to be suitable for multi-functional magnetic and triboelectric energy harvesting applications.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [2]; ORCiD logo [5]
  1. Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Bolton (United Kingdom)
  3. Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States); Univ. of Texas, El Paso, TX (United States)
  4. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
  5. Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond, VA (United States); Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1503853
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9920
Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226
Grant/Contract Number:  
1357565; 1610967; 1726617; AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
AIP Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2158-3226
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Harstad, S. M., Zhao, P., Soin, N., El-Gendy, A. A., Gupta, S., Pecharsky, V. K., Luo, J., and Hadimani, R. L. Gd5Si4-PVDF nanocomposite films and their potential for triboelectric energy harvesting applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5080116.
Harstad, S. M., Zhao, P., Soin, N., El-Gendy, A. A., Gupta, S., Pecharsky, V. K., Luo, J., & Hadimani, R. L. Gd5Si4-PVDF nanocomposite films and their potential for triboelectric energy harvesting applications. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5080116.
Harstad, S. M., Zhao, P., Soin, N., El-Gendy, A. A., Gupta, S., Pecharsky, V. K., Luo, J., and Hadimani, R. L. Wed . "Gd5Si4-PVDF nanocomposite films and their potential for triboelectric energy harvesting applications". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5080116. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503853.
@article{osti_1503853,
title = {Gd5Si4-PVDF nanocomposite films and their potential for triboelectric energy harvesting applications},
author = {Harstad, S. M. and Zhao, P. and Soin, N. and El-Gendy, A. A. and Gupta, S. and Pecharsky, V. K. and Luo, J. and Hadimani, R. L.},
abstractNote = {The triboelectric energy generators prepared using the combination of self-polarized, high β-phase nanocomposite films of Gd5Si4-PVDF and polyamide-6 (PA-6) films have generated significantly higher voltage of ~425 V, short-circuit current density of ~30 mA/m2 and a charge density of ~116.7 μC/m2 as compared to corresponding values of ~300 V, 30 mA/m2 and 94.7 μC/m2, respectively for the pristine PVDF-(PA-6) combination. The magnetic measurements of the Gd5Si4-PVDF films display a ferromagnetic behavior as compared to diamagnetic nature of pristine PVDF. The presence of magnetic nanoparticles in the polymeric matrix allows for some control over the microstructural properties during the preparation process. The results open new routes for multiferroic composite films to be suitable for multi-functional magnetic and triboelectric energy harvesting applications.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5080116},
journal = {AIP Advances},
number = 3,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: Triboelectric Generator Configuration based on PA-6 membrane and nanocomposite PVDF membrane.

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