With the diminution of energy sources and the need for using cleaner energy, alternatives must be found. In addition, the desire to supply energy to autonomous low-power electronics has spurred interest in triboelectric materials. An arch-shaped hybrid carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite triboelectric device is fabricated, which employs a curved upper copper electrode and a flat lower polyimide layer, both of which are combined with CFRP materials. This device can be used as a triboelectric energy harvesting source for self-powered sensors that can be combined with fiber reinforced composite-based structures. A voltage up to 300 mV is produced, which can charge a capacitor to 250 mV. The ability to combine triboelectric and CFRP materials provides a new approach to integrate energy harvesting into engineering structures and manufacture robust harvesting devices.
|Early online date||25 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2019|
- arch-shaped devices
- carbon fibers
- energy harvesting
- triboelectric generators
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