Electricity generation based on vertically aligned PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 nanowire arrays

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

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Author(s)

  • Cheng-Ying Chen
  • Te-Hsiang Liu
  • Yusheng Zhou
  • Yan Zhang
  • Yu-Lun Chueh
  • Ying-Hao Chu
  • Zhong Lin Wang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-428
Journal / PublicationNano Energy
Volume1
Issue number3
Online published17 Jan 2012
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We statistically demonstrated the electricity generation from individual vertically-aligned/epitaxial PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 (PZT) nanowires (NWs) using a conductive atomic force microscope (AFM). The measured outputs were analyzed in reference to the theoretically calculated piezopotential distribution in a bent NW. Our results show that the performance of the PZT NWs for electricity generation is at the same level as that of ZnO NWs although the piezocoefficient of PZT is high, due to high relative dielectric constant of PZT. Systematic investigating piezoelectricity from single PZT NWs will be useful for optimizing the performance for PZT nanogenerator applications.

Research Area(s)

  • Energy harvesting, Nanogenerator, Nanowire, PZT, ZnO

Citation Format(s)

Electricity generation based on vertically aligned PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3 nanowire arrays. / Chen, Cheng-Ying; Liu, Te-Hsiang; Zhou, Yusheng; Zhang, Yan; Chueh, Yu-Lun; Chu, Ying-Hao; He, Jr-Hau; Wang, Zhong Lin.

In: Nano Energy, Vol. 1, No. 3, 05.2012, p. 424-428.

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