Imine-vitrimer elastomer enabled triboelectric nanogenerators with remarkable electrical output and circular life cycles

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Imine-vitrimer elastomer enabled triboelectric nanogenerators with remarkable electrical output and circular life cycles
Title:
Imine-vitrimer elastomer enabled triboelectric nanogenerators with remarkable electrical output and circular life cycles
Journal Title:
Chemical Engineering Journal
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Publication Date:
19 December 2023
Citation:
Feng, H., Wang, N., Li, K., Xu, X., Wang, B., Su, Y., Li, B., Li, Z., Wang, S., Chen, H., & Zhu, J. (2024). Imine-vitrimer elastomer enabled triboelectric nanogenerators with remarkable electrical output and circular life cycles. Chemical Engineering Journal, 480, 148214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2023.148214
Abstract:
Triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) has garnered significant attention as a promising technology for energy harvesters and flexible electronics. However, the current state-of-the-art TENGs suffer from the low electrical output and limited lifespan, which pose significant obstacles to their broader implementation. Therefore, a TENG with ultra-high electrical output and circular life cycles is developed by combining dynamic covalent chemistry and TENG technologies. Specifically, imine-vitrimer elastomers (IVEs) with excellent compression resilience are synthesized and utilized to fabricate TENG as an electronegative tribolayer. The assembled TENG can generate ∼18-fold higher electrical charge density than traditional PTFE-based TENG. This substantial improvement enables the TENG to power over 2400 commercial LEDs, showcasing the great potential for high-sensitivity traffic sensors and energy intensive devices. Moreover, to solve inevitable wear or tear of the tribolayers during mechanical friction, efficient self-healing and recycling of the tribolayer are achieved, ensuring consistently high electrical output and durability. This study provides a new sight to fabricate the next generation TENG with high performance and circular life cycles.
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Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Funding Info:
This research / project is supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - RIE2025 Manufacturing, Trade and Connectivity (MTC) Programmatic Funding
Grant Reference no. : M22K9b0049

This research / project is supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - AME Young Individual Research Grants (YIRG)
Grant Reference no. : A2084c0168

This research / project is supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) - AME Young Individual Research Grants (YIRG)
Grant Reference no. : M22K3c0100
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ISSN:
1385-8947
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