Recent developments in 2D materials for energy harvesting applications

Khandelwal, G. , Deswal, S., Shakthivel, D. and Dahiya, R. (2023) Recent developments in 2D materials for energy harvesting applications. Journal of Physics: Energy, 5(3), 032001. (doi: 10.1088/2515-7655/acc7c8)

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The ever-increasing demand for energy as a result of the growing interest in applications, such as the Internet of Things and wearable systems, etc, calls for the development of self-sustained energy harvesting solutions. In this regard, 2D materials have sparked enormous interest recently, due to their outstanding properties, such as ultra-thin geometry, high electromechanical coupling, large surface area to volume ratio, tunable band gap, transparency and flexibility. This has given rise to noteworthy advancements in energy harvesters such as triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs), piezoelectric nanogenerators (PENGs) and photovoltaics based on 2D materials. This review introduces the properties of different 2D materials including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, MXenes, black phosphorus, hexagonal boron nitride, metal-organic frameworks and covalent-organic frameworks. A detailed discussion of recent developments in 2D materials-based PENG, TENG and photovoltaic devices is included. The review also considers the performance enhancement mechanism and importance of 2D materials in energy harvesting. Finally, the challenges and future perspectives are laid out to present future research directions for the further development and extension of 2D materials-based energy harvesters.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Developments, 2D, materials, energy, harvesting, applications.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deswal, Ms Swati and Dahiya, Professor Ravinder and Shakthivel, Dr Dhayalan and Khandelwal, Dr Gaurav
Authors: Khandelwal, G., Deswal, S., Shakthivel, D., and Dahiya, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Energy
Publisher:IOP Publishing
ISSN (Online):2515-7655
Published Online:05 May 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Physics: Energy 5(3): 032001
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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