A wireless triboelectric nanogenerator

  title={A wireless triboelectric nanogenerator},
  author={Sai Sunil Kumar Mallineni and Yongchang Dong and Herbert W. Behlow and Apparao M Rao and Ramakrishna Podila},
  journal={arXiv: Applied Physics},
We demonstrate a new paradigm for the wireless harvesting of mechanical energy via a 3D-printed triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) which comprises a graphene polylactic acid (gPLA) nanocomposite and Teflon. The synergistic combination of eco-friendly PLA with graphene in our TENG exhibited an output voltage > 2 kV with an instantaneous peak power of 70 mW, which in turn generated a strong electric field to enable the wireless transmission of harvested energy over a distance of 3 m. Specifically… Expand
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