Complete Prevention of Contact Electrification by Molecular Engineering

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-301
Journal / PublicationMatter
Issue number1
Online published10 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2021


The combination of electron-donating and electron-accepting molecules endows coatings with a tunable surface potential to achieve the complete prevention of contact electrification. Compared with the traditional antistatic strategies that require modification of bulk materials or delicate control of patterning on surfaces, our antistatic coatings are chemically heterogeneous but electrostatically homogeneous, offering a reliable antistatic effect and fabrication flexibility on a wide range of substrate materials.

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  • antistatic coating, contact electrification, electron transfer, electrostatic charge, MAP3: Understanding, molecular engineering, surface potential, triboelectric series, tunable surface charge