The performance and stability of flexible carbon nanofiber (CNF) electrodes were investigated for a lead zirconate titanate (PZT) nanogenerator. A comparative study was carried out with indium tin oxide coated polyethylene 2,6-naphthalate (ITOP) electrodes. The piezo voltage generated for CNF/PZT/CNF was almost 2 V which is ∼10% higher than ITOP/PZT/ITOP after the bending test. The increase in voltage shows a good contact probability between PZT nanofibers and CNF electrodes and demonstrates the feasibility of CNFs as flexible and stable electrodes for nanogenerators.
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This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIP) (No. 2011-0228819) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Program.
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