Solution processed flexible hybrid cell for concurrently scavenging solar and mechanical energies

Fang, Yuanxing, Tong, Jinhui, Zhong, Qize, Chen, Qiao, Zhou, Jun, Luo, Qiuping, Zhou, Yinhua, Wang, Zhonglin and Hu, Bin (2015) Solution processed flexible hybrid cell for concurrently scavenging solar and mechanical energies. Nano Energy, 16. pp. 301-309. ISSN 2211-2855

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Abstract

Flexible device that can harvest renewable energy from environment is urgently needed nowadays. A satisfactory device should be able to harvest multi-type energies around the clock without any economic difficulties for mass production. Here we report an all solution processed flexible hybrid cell by integrating an organic solar cell and triboelectric nanogenerator into a thin film, which is capable to convert both of the solar and mechanical energies into electric power independently or simultaneously, the generated energy can be used either to charge an energy storage unit or as a primary energy source for wearable self-powered devices even in the weak light conditions. This work provides a feasible and scalable method to fabricate the hybrid energy devices within reasonable cost to overcome the environmental restrictions of the devices that the mode of harvest single energy form.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0450 Physical and theoretical chemistry > QD0701 Photochemistry
Depositing User: Qiao Chen
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 13:41
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2016 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/55255

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