A flexible, stretchable and shape-adaptive approach for versatile energy conversion and self-powered biomedical monitoring.
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Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), ISSN: 1521-4095, Vol: 27, Issue: 25, Page: 3817-24
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- Jr-Hau He
- Materials Science; Engineering; bendable power sources; self-powered sensors; stretchable electronics; triboelectric nanogenerators
A flexible triboelectric nanogenerator (FTENG) based on wavy-structured Kapton film and a serpentine electrode on stretchable substrates is presented. The as-fabricated FTENG is capable of harvesting ambient mechanical energy via both compressive and stretching modes. Moreover, the FTENG can be a bendable power source to work on curved surfaces; it can also be adaptively attached onto human skin for monitoring gentle body motions.