Advanced Materials

A Hybrid Piezoelectric Structure for Wearable Nanogenerators

Authors

  • Minbaek Lee,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Chih-Yen Chen,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
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    1. These authors contributed equally to this work.
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  • Sihong Wang,

    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
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  • Seung Nam Cha,

    1. Frontier Research Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics, Gyeonggi-Do 446-712, Korea
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  • Yong Jun Park,

    1. Frontier Research Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics, Gyeonggi-Do 446-712, Korea
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  • Jong Min Kim,

    1. Frontier Research Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Samsung Electronics, Gyeonggi-Do 446-712, Korea
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  • Li-Jen Chou,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
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  • Zhong Lin Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
    • School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA.
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Correction: A Hybrid Piezoelectric Structure for Wearable Nanogenerators Volume 24, Issue 39, 5283, Article first published online: 2 October 2012

Abstract

A hybrid-fiber nanogenerator comprising a ZnO nanowire array, PVDF polymer and two electrodes is presented. Depending on the bending or spreading action of the human arm, at an angle of ∼90°, the hybrid fiber reaches electrical outputs of ∼0.1 V and ∼10 nA cm−2. The unique structure of the hybrid fiber may inspire future research in wearable energy-harvesting technology.

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