A Nb2CTx/sodium alginate-based composite film with neuron-like network for self-powered humidity sensing

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Author(s)

  • Qiuni Zhao
  • Yadong Jiang
  • Zaihua Duan
  • Zhen Yuan
  • Zhikang Wu
  • Qi Huang
  • Zhan Zhou
  • Hai Li
  • Feng He
  • Yuanjie Su
  • Huiling Tai

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Original languageEnglish
Article number135588
Journal / PublicationChemical Engineering Journal
Volume438
Online published3 Mar 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2022

Abstract

Existing wearable sensing electronics generally require to connect a battery for the power supply. Despite many years of effort, it still remains a great challenge to develop self-powered sensing systems without external power supplies. Herein, we develop a neuron-like MXene Nb2CTx/sodium alginate (Nb2CTx/SA) composite films prepared by an electrospinning approach. The Nb2CTx/SA composite film not only can be used to fabricate a high-performance electronic humidity sensor, but also to construct a moisture-triggered nanogenerator with a sustainable voltage output. Importantly, the humidity sensor is demonstrated to be portable and compatible for applications in respiration assessment, noncontact monitoring and intelligent alarm. More importantly, by simply integrating the Nb2CTx/SA film-based sensor/nanogenerator with a capacitor and light-emitting diode (LED), a prototype of self-powered sensing system capable of indicating different relative humidity (i.e., low, medium or high) through the LED's brightness without external power supplies is demonstrated. This work not only demonstrates the design and fabrication of a smart self-powered humidity sensing system, but also opens a new avenue for development of next-generation intelligent wearable electronics.

Research Area(s)

  • Humidity sensing, MXenes, Nanogenerators, Nb2CTx nanosheets, Self-powered

Citation Format(s)

A Nb2CTx/sodium alginate-based composite film with neuron-like network for self-powered humidity sensing. / Zhao, Qiuni; Jiang, Yadong; Duan, Zaihua; Yuan, Zhen; Zha, Jiajia; Wu, Zhikang; Huang, Qi; Zhou, Zhan; Li, Hai; He, Feng; Su, Yuanjie; Tan, Chaoliang; Tai, Huiling.

In: Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 438, 135588, 15.06.2022.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review