Electrospun P3HT/PVDF-HFP semiconductive nanofibers for triboelectric nanogenerators
Meng-Fang Lin, Kang-Wei Chang, Chia-Hsien Lee, Xin-Xian Wu & Yu-Ching Huang
This paper describes a simple electrospinning approach for fabricating poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT)/poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP) semiconductive nanofiber mat triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs). Measurements of the electrical properties of the P3HT/PVDF-HFP semiconductive nanofiber TENGs revealed that the output voltage could be enhanced up to 78 V with an output current of 7 μA. The output power of the device reached 0.55 mW, sufficient to power 500 red light-emitting diodes instantaneously, as well as a digital watch. The P3HT/PVDF-HFP semiconductive nanofiber TENG could be used not only as a self-powered device but also as a sensor for monitoring human action. Furthermore, it displayed good durability when subjected to 20,000 cycles of an external force test.
Electrospun, P3HT/PVDF-HFP, semiconductive, nanofibers, triboelectric, nanogenerators