Search results for triboelectrification

Nanophysics Oct 14, 2021

Inter-atomic photon emission during contact-electrification

Contact electrification can arise when physical contact occurs between two materials. In a new report now published on Science Advances, Ding Li, and a team of scientists in nanoscience, nanoenergy and materials science in ...

Nanomaterials Oct 05, 2020

Development of haptic touch sensor that works by static electricity

Super-micro, low-power sensors and devices that can send and receive signals and information anytime, anywhere will become an integral part of people's lives in a hyper-connected world driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). ...

Nanophysics Apr 15, 2019

A next-generation triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) to realize constant current from electrostatic breakdown

Scientists have dedicated intense work in recent years to convert environmental energy into electricity to meet the ongoing demands for a cleaner and more sustainable power source. Harvesting environmental mechanical energy ...

Nanophysics Dec 10, 2013

Capturing wasted electricity with triboelectric generators

(Phys.org) —With one stomp of his foot, Zhong Lin Wang illuminates a thousand LED bulbs – with no batteries or power cord. The current comes from essentially the same source as that tiny spark that jumps from a fingertip ...

Nanophysics Apr 18, 2015

United States, China team explore energy harvesting

Six authors have described their work in harvesting energy in a paper titled "Ultrathin, Rollable, Paper-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerator for Acoustic Energy Harvesting and Self-Powered Sound Recording." Translation: A paper ...

Energy & Green Tech Jul 02, 2014

Device captures energy from walking to recharge wireless gadgets

By the end of 2014, Earth will be home to more mobile electronic devices than people. Smartphones, tablets, e-readers, not to mention wearable health and fitness trackers, smart glasses and navigation devices—today's population ...

Energy & Green Tech Mar 16, 2014

Harnessing everyday motion to power mobile devices (w/ video)

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting ...