Piezoelectric nanogenerator based on zinc oxide nanorods grown on textile cotton fabric
2012 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 101, no 19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This investigation explores piezoelectricity generation from ZnO nanorods, which were grown on silver coated textile cotton fabrics using the low temperature aqueous chemical growth method. The morphology and crystal structure studies were carried out by x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopic and high resolution transmission electron microscopic techniques, respectively. ZnO nanorods were highly dense, well aligned, uniform in spatial distribution and exhibited good crystal quality. The generation of piezoelectricity from fabricated ZnO nanorods grown on textile cotton fabrics was measured using contact mode atomic force microscopy. The average output voltage generated from ZnO nanorods was measured to be around 9.5 mV. This investigation is an important achievement regarding the piezoelectricity generation on textile cotton fabric substrate. The fabrication of this device provides an alternative approach for a flexible substrate to develop devices for energy harvesting and optoelectronic technology on textiles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP) , 2012. Vol. 101, no 19
atomic force microscopy; electric generators; energy harvesting; flexible electronics; II-VI semiconductors; nanofabrication; nanorods; optoelectronic devices; piezoelectric devices; piezoelectricity; scanning electron microscopy; semiconductor growth; transmission electron microscopy; wide band gap semiconductors; X-ray diffraction; zinc compounds
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-87217DOI: 10.1063/1.4766921ISI: 000311320100070OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-87217DiVA: diva2:587413