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    Author(s): Jun Peng; Huilong Zhang; Qifeng Zheng; Craig M. ClemonsRonald C. Sabo; Shaoqin Gong; Zhenqiang Ma; Lih-Sheng Turng
    Date: 2017
    Source: Nanoscale. 9(4): 1428-1433.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    A novel polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)/cellulose nanocrystal flake (CNCF) composite triboelectric nanogenerator (CTG) using CNCFs as effective dielectrics a 10-times-enhanced triboelectric performance compared with its pure PDMS counterpart. Positive charges generated on the surface of the CNCFs during cyclic compression boosted electron transfer and induced extra charges. The CTG exhibited an instantaneous output power (density) of 1.65 mW (0.76 mW cm-2) under continuous operation.

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    Peng, Jun; Zhang, Huilong; Zheng, Qifeng; Clemons, Craig M.; Sabo, Ronald C.; Gong, Shaoqin; Ma, Zhenqiang; Turng, Lih-Sheng. 2017. A composite generator film impregnated with cellulose nanocrystals for enhanced triboelectric performance. Nanoscale. 9(4): 1428-1433.


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    Triboelectric nanogenerator, cellulose nanocrystals, composite, electron exchange mechanism

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