Abstract

This paper provides an overview of ferroelectret materials for energy harvesting applications. These materials take the form of a cellular compliant polymer with polarised pores that provide a piezoelectric response to generate electrical energy as a result of an applied strain or surrounding vibration. The manufacturing processes used to create ferroelectret polymer structures for energy harvesting are discussed, along with the range of microstructural features and pore sizes that are formed. Their important mechanical, electrical and harvesting performance are then described and compared. Modelling approaches for microstructural design or for predicting the vibrational and frequency dependent response are examined. Finally, conclusions and future perspectives for ferroelectret materials for energy harvesting applications are provided.

LanguageEnglish
Pages118-140
Number of pages23
JournalNano Energy
Volume57
Early online date13 Dec 2018
DOIs
StatusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ferroelectret materials and devices for energy harvesting applications. / Zhang, Yan; Bowen, Chris Rhys; Ghosh, Sujoy Kumar; Mandal, Dipankar; Khanbareh, Hamideh; Arafa, Mustafa; Wan, Chaoying.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 57, 01.03.2019, p. 118-140.

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Zhang, Yan ; Bowen, Chris Rhys ; Ghosh, Sujoy Kumar ; Mandal, Dipankar ; Khanbareh, Hamideh ; Arafa, Mustafa ; Wan, Chaoying. / Ferroelectret materials and devices for energy harvesting applications. In: Nano Energy. 2019 ; Vol. 57. pp. 118-140.
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