Doped and undoped zinc oxide fibers were fabricated by electrospinning at various solution flow rates of 2, 4, and 6 μl/min followed by sintering at 550 °C. The nanogenerators (NGs) fabricated from the fibers were examined for their performance by applying loads (0.25–1.5 kg) representing fingers taps on the keyboard. A higher solution flow rate resulted in a larger fiber diameter, thus reducing nanogenerator voltage. The maximum power density for undoped zinc oxide-based and doped zinc oxide-based nanogenerators was 17.6 and 51.7 nW/cm2, respectively, under a load of 1.25 kg. Enhancing nanogenerator stability is a topic that should be investigated further.
Fabrication and Characterization of Zinc Oxide-Based Electrospun Nanofibers for Mechanical Energy Harvesting
Manuscript received September 24, 2013; final manuscript received April 12, 2014; published online May 2, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Roger Narayan.
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Suyitno, S., Purwanto, A., Lullus Lambang G. Hidayat, R., Sholahudin, I., Yusuf, M., Huda, S., and Arifin, Z. (May 2, 2014). "Fabrication and Characterization of Zinc Oxide-Based Electrospun Nanofibers for Mechanical Energy Harvesting." ASME. J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med. February 2014; 5(1): 011002. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4027447
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