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Er3+/Fe3+ Stimulated Electroactive, Visible Light Emitting, and High Dielectric Flexible PVDF Film Based Piezoelectric Nanogenerators: A Simple and Superior Self-Powered Energy Harvester with Remarkable Power Density

Er3+/Fe3+ Stimulated Electroactive, Visible Light Emitting, and High Dielectric Flexible PVDF Film Based Piezoelectric Nanogenerators: A Simple and Superior Self-Powered Energy Harvester with Remarkable Power Density
Prosenjit Biswas, Sukhen Das, Swagata Roy, Nur Amin Hoque, Pradip Thakur, Partha Pratim Ray, Farha Khatun, Md. Minarul Saikh, Biswajoy Bagchi, Arpan Kool
The design of an energy-harvesting unit with superior output characteristics, i.e., high power density, is a great technological challenge in the present time. Here, simple, lightweight, flexible, and cost-effective piezoelectric nanogenerators (PENGs) have been fabricated by integrating the aluminum electrodes onto Er3+/Fe3+ stimulated electroactive, visible-light-emitting, and large dielectric PVDF films in which ErCl3·6H2O and Fe(NO3)3·9H2O act as the catalytic agents for electroactive β polymorph nucleation and the enhancement of dielectric properties. The developed PENGs exhibit excellent energy-harvesting performance with very high power density and very fast charging ability compared with the previously reported PVDF-assisted prototype nanogenerators. The PENGs lead to very large power density (∼160 and ∼55.34 mW cm–3) under periodic finger imparting for Er3+- and Fe3+-stimulated PVDF-film-based energy-harvester units, respectively. The fabricated self-powered PENG is also able to light up 54 commercially available light-emitting diodes.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b08008

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b08008

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