|About this Abstract
||2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Functional Nanomaterials 2020: Translating Innovation into Pioneering Technologies
||N-55: High-performance Piezoelectric Nanogenerator Based on Electrospun Polymer for Powering Smart Wearables
||Siddharth Sharma, Indranil Lahiri, Partha Roy, Debrupa Lahiri
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
A flexible piezoelectric polymeric mat was prepared by electrospinning for fabricating a piezoelectric nanogenerator. Second phase reinforcements with multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as carbon nanofillers were used to prepare the nanocomposite mat. It was observed that the addition of a small amount of carbon nanofillers significantly enhances the electrical and piezoelectric properties. The electrospun nanocomposite mat exhibits enhanced electrical and mechanical properties. The electrical and mechanical properties of electrospun nanocomposite mat were compared with those of cast polymeric sheet for use as a nanogenerator. The electrospun nanocomposite mat was observed to exhibit better piezoelectric performance than polymer sheets owing to superior electrical properties. The fabricated nanogenerator can charge a capacitor, a rechargeable battery and can light up commercial LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), which indicates that this portable and flexible nanogenerator can be used for powering smart wearable or self-powered electronic devices.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume