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Fast development of more powerful and smaller mobile electronics suggested the need for development of sustainable energy resources as well as innovative sensor systems with improved accuracy and reduced power consumption. Moreover, utilizing appropriate sustainable energy resources would be beneficial for environmental protection. Such demands resulted in a great interest toward development of the triboelectric nanogenerators (TENG) to be used in future electronics. Triboelectric Nanogenerators are known as a robust system for mechanical sensing and mechanical energy harvesting by converting the mechanical energy into an electrical output. Given this background, the objectives of the proposed project would be design and development of polyamide TENG material with improved performance. This can be achieved by producing the TENG materials with enhanced effective surface morphologies, as well as improved dielectric and capacitive properties. Furthermore, with respect to the BASF goals, this project would be beneficial both scientifically and economically to the partner organization.
Shahriar Ghaffari Mosanenzadeh
Engineering - mechanical
University of Toronto
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