We present a transparent single-friction-surface triboelectric generator (STEG) employing human body as the conduit, making the applications of STEG in portable electronics much more practical and leading to a significant output improvement. The STEG with micro-patterned polydimethylsiloxane surface achieved an output voltage of over 200 V with a current density of 4.7 μA/cm2. With human body conduit, the output current increased by 39% and the amount of charge that transferred increased by 34% compared to the results with grounded electrode. A larger increment of 210% and 81% was obtained in the case of STEG with a large-size flat polyethylene terephthalate surface.
Single-friction-surface triboelectric generator with human body conduit
Bo Meng, Xiaoliang Cheng, Xiaosheng Zhang, Mengdi Han, Wen Liu, Haixia Zhang; Single-friction-surface triboelectric generator with human body conduit. Appl. Phys. Lett. 10 March 2014; 104 (10): 103904. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4868130
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