A pinboard by
Jun Chen

Post-doc Scholar, Stanford University


Triboelectric nanogenerator is a fundamentally new and renewable energy technology.

Triboelectric nanogenerator, a creative invention for harvesting ambient mechanical energy based on the coupling between triboelectric effect and electrostatic effect has been launched as a new and renewable energy technology. Ever since the first report in 2012, its output area power density has reached 500 W m−2, and an instantaneous conversion efficiency of ∼70% and a total energy conversion efficiency of up to 85% have been demonstrated. And TENGs have been demonstrated for harvesting energy from human motion, walking, vibration, mechanical triggering, rotating tire, wind, flowing water and more as well as self-powered sensors.