PEDOT Electrodes for Triboelectric Generator Devices
Organic Electronics 2017
Andris Šutka, Martin Timusk, Jorgen Metsik, Jurģis Ruža, Māris Knite, Uno Mäeorg

Triboelectric generators (TEGs) are devices that convert mechanical energy to electrical energy through triboelectric charging of different material surfaces at periodic contact. Typically, such devices consist of two dielectric contacting layers with electrodes attached on the non-contacting sides but alternatively, one material can simultaneously serve as both a contacting and an electrode material. In this work, we report the use of poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) for TEG device were PEDOT film serves as both a contacting surface to PDMS and as an electrode. Two different PEDOT films were prepared on glass substrates by vapour-phase polymerization (VPP) and VPP combined with electropolymerization method and compared as TEG electrodes. Additionally, PEDOT/poly(1,6-hexanediol-co-citric acid) (PHC) composite films were prepared by using solution casting polymerization. These methods yielded PEDOT films with different morphology, surface roughness and conductivity. Best performance was demonstrated for the PEDOT film with the lowest surface roughness (1.88 nm RMS), prepared by VPP method, which generated peak current of 0.45 mA/m2 and power density of 95 W/m2, outperforming Sn doped In2O3 electrode approximately by threefold in the same experimental setup.

Atslēgas vārdi
Triboelectric generator; PEDOT; PDMS; Energy harvesting

Šutka, A., Timusk, M., Metsik, J., Ruža, J., Knite, M., Mäeorg, U. PEDOT Electrodes for Triboelectric Generator Devices. Organic Electronics, 2017, Vol.51, 446.-451.lpp. ISSN 1566-1199. Pieejams: doi:10.1016/j.orgel.2017.09.052

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