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2022, 15(2): 1109–1114


Paper triboelectric nanogenerator designed for continuous reuse and quick construction

Zhenhuan Zhang1,2,§, Yang Jie2,3,§, Jiaqing Zhu1,2,§, Zongye Zhu2,3,§, Hong Chen2,4, Qixin Lu2,4, Yuanming Zeng2,3, Xia Cao1,2,3,4 (✉), Ning Wang1 (✉), and Zhonglin Wang2,3,5 (✉)

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1 Research Center for Bioengineering and Sending Technology, Beijing Key Laboratory for Bioengineering and Sensing technology, School of Chemistry and Biological engineering, and Beijing Municipal Key Laboratory of New Energy Materials and Technologies, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China
2 CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083, China
3 College of Nanoscience and Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
4 Center on Nanoenergy Research, School of Physical Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
5 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0245, USA

Keywords: single-electrode triboelectric nanogenerator, paper, clean energy, green
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Along with the unceasing growth of worldwide economic and the associated issues on resources, energy and environment, clean energy generating technologies that are based on recyclable materials, if possible, may become the future trend of development. Here, we report the design of a cheap, lightweight, and recyclable single-electrode triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) that utilizes waste paper as the triboelectric material. Under the current strategy, we successfully developed green energy machines without vastly increasing the mining of various critical minerals around the world. The as-designed TENG could not only collect and convert mechanical energy into electricity with sound efficiency, but also has the merit for continuous reuse and quick construction. The maximum output power density is as high as 171 mW·m−2 at a resistance of 130 MΩ and could be integrated into a book for monitoring reading actions, thus providing a new approach to the low-cost, green and sustainable self-powered electronic systems.
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Paper triboelectric nanogenerator designed for continuous reuse and quick construction. Nano Res. 2022, 15(2): 1109–1114

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