Ghosh, Sujoy Kumar and Biswas, Anirban and Sen, Shrabanee and Das, Chittaranjan and Henkel, Karsten and Schmeissere, Dieter and Mandal, Dipankar (2016) Yb3+ assisted self-polarized PVDF based ferroelectretic nanogenerator: A facile strategy of highly efficient mechanical energy harvester fabrication. Nano Energy, 30. pp. 621-629. ISSN 2211-2855

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Ytterbium (Yb3+) assisted porous poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) composite film comprising flexible ferroelectretic nanogenerator (FTNG) is highlighted where traditional poling treatment is completely avoided. The piezoelectric output of FTNG is realized by the co-operative activity of self-polarized -/- -CH2/ -CF2 dipoles with porous electret-like structure in the composite film. Owing to extraordinary ferroelectric and dielectric properties, FTNG is acting as a highly efficient mechanical energy harvester. It is capable to capture several forms of abundant mechanical energy arising from human finger movements, machine vibrations and sound waves. As a proof of concept, under compressive deformation, FTNG is enable to instantly powers up several consumer electronics and thus provides a promising strategy for achieving self-powered electronic devices.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Sensor and Actuator
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 12:40
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 12:40

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