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Robust Triboelectric Nanogenerator Based On Rolling Electrification

United States Patent Application

20160149518
A1
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A generator for converting mechanical energy or hydropower or wind energy into electrical energy is disclosed. The generator includes a first member and a second member in contact with the first member to generate triboelectric charges. The second member rolls against the first member to generate a flow of electrons between two electrodes. Another embodiment of the generator includes two electrodes, and a member in contact with the two electrodes to generate triboelectric charges. The member rolls against the electrodes to generate a flow of electrons between the two electrodes.
Wang, Zhong Lin (Marietta, GA), Lin, Long (Atlanta, GA), Xie, Yannan (Atlanta, GA), Lin, Zong-Hong (Atlanta, GA), Cheng, Gang (Atlanta, GA), Guo, Hengyu (Atlanta, GA), Chen, Jun (Atlanta, GA)
14/ 952,857
November 25, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under agreement No. DE-FG02-07ER46394, awarded by the Department of Energy and under agreement No. CMMI 0403671, awarded by the National Science Foundation. The government has certain rights in the invention.