Highly Stretchable 2D Fabrics for Wearable Triboelectric Nanogenerator under Harsh Environments

Kyeong Nam Kim, Jinsung Chun, Jin Woong Kim, Keun Young Lee, Jang Ung Park, Sang Woo Kim, Zhong Lin Wang, Jeong Min Baik

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Highly stretchable 2D fabrics are prepared by weaving fibers for a fabric-structured triboelectric nanogenerator (FTENG). The fibers mainly consist of Al wires and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) tubes with a high-aspect-ratio nanotextured surface with vertically aligned nanowires. The fabrics were produced by interlacing the fibers, which was bonded to a waterproof fabric for all-weather use for fabric-structured triboelectric nanogenerator (FTENG). It showed a stable high-output voltage and current of 40 V and 210 μA, corresponding to an instantaneous power output of 4 mW. The FTENG also exhibits high robustness behavior even after 25% stretching, enough for use in smart clothing applications and other wearable electronics. For wearable applications, the nanogenerator was successfully demonstrated in applications of footstep-driven large-scale power mats during walking and power clothing attached to the elbow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6394-6400
Number of pages7
JournalACS Nano
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 23

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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