New nanogenerator harvests water energy with slippery surfaces

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While the consequences of climate change have begun to take their toll, global energy demand has grown at the fastest pace ever in the past decade. Exploring renewable energy alternatives has therefore become more pressing than ever. A recent study led by researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a new triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) using a slippery surface to enhance energy harvesting efficiency. The findings may open up a new avenue for the design of energy harvesting devices with better stability and durability.
Period12 Apr 2019