Self-powered sensors have attracted significant interest for individual wearable device operation. Here, transparent and wearable single-electrode triboelectric nanogenerators (SETENGs) with high power generation are created using electrospun Ag nanowires (AgNWs)/poly(vinylidenefluoride-cotrifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-TrFE)] composite nanofibers (NFs). The SETENGs generate an output power density of up to 217 W/m 2 with repetitive contact and separation from the surface of a latex glove. In electrospun P(VDF-TrFE) NFs, the crystalline β-phase is highly oriented by oxygen-containing functional groups on the surface of AgNWs, endowing the F-rich surface with high electron negativity and enabling efficient triboelectrification. Additionally, 80% transmittance at a light wavelength of 550 nm, mechanical stability, and durability after 10 000 cycles at 10% strain are confirmed by filling the NF pores with plasma desorption mass spectrometry. Our SETENG acts as an effective energy harvester by powering 45 light-emitting diodes and as an excellent real-time, self-powered touch panel.
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This research was supported by the Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (#10079981) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of Korea and the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future planning (grant number: 2018R1A2B6001390). This work was also supported by LG Display under LGD-Yonsei University Incubation Program.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)