Electrospun nanofiber based TENGs for wearable electronics and self-powered sensing

Babu, A., Aazem, I., Walden, R., Bairagi, S., Mulvihill, D. M. and Pillai, S. C. (2023) Electrospun nanofiber based TENGs for wearable electronics and self-powered sensing. Chemical Engineering Journal, 452(Part 1), 139060. (doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2022.139060)

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Abstract

There has been much recent interest in developing triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) to scavenge freely available mechanical energy to address future requirements for clean and sustainable technologies. The macroscale performance of TENGs is determined by the multifaceted role of surface and material properties at the nanoscale, which must be understood for future TENG development. To achieve the desired TENG performance, various protocols for the fabrication and tuning of surfaces and materials are required. A particularly viable application area for TENGs is the energy source for relatively low powered wearable electronic sensors and devices via textile or fibrous TENGs. Therefore, this review focuses on recent advances in TENGs prepared by electrospinning from various material combinations and in terms of material design, function, and performance to obtain next generation nanofiber-based TENG devices. The remarkable physical and chemical characteristics of a wide range of electrospun nanostructured materials for achieving optimised TENG performance is discussed. Recent developments in electrospun TENGs for flexible and wearable electronics, and self-powered sensors are also discussed in detail.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI-20/EPSRC/3710) and also by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through grant Ref. EP/V003380/1 ('Next Generation Energy Autonomous Textile Fabrics based on Triboelectric Nanogenerators').
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mulvihill, Dr Daniel and Bairagi, Dr Satyaranjan
Authors: Babu, A., Aazem, I., Walden, R., Bairagi, S., Mulvihill, D. M., and Pillai, S. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Chemical Engineering Journal
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1385-8947
ISSN (Online):1873-3212
Published Online:09 September 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Chemical Engineering Journal 452(Part 1):139060
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
308617Next Generation Energy Autonomous Textile Fabrics based on Triboelectric NanogeneratorsDaniel MulvihillEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/V003380/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering