Congratulations to Xiao-Sheng Zang who presented his novel triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) at the IEEE-MEMS conference in Shanghai.
A team of researchers from the Univeristy of Tokyo and EPFL developped a novel triboelectric nanogenerator device which is made from cheap household materials that are environmentally friendly and degradable. In particular the device consist of a cardboard, a telfon tape and a carbon film from a pencil assembled as shown in the figure. The device can generate a potential up to 3V.
The novel device was mentioned in many tech-news portals all over the world:
- EETimes: "Create a Cardboard Energy Harvester"[Link]
- GenevaLunch: "EPFL: fees to rise; smart electricity"[Link]
- EPFLNews: "Producing electrical power with cardboard, tape, and a pencil"[Link]