Electrostatic power generation using carbon-activated cotton thread on textile

Baek Hyun Kim, Benjamin S. Barnhart, Jae W. Kwon

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Abstract

This paper describes a novel thread-shaped power generator which can be incorporated into cloth. A carbon-activated cotton thread is utilized for harvesting electrostatic energy from environment using contact and friction electrifications. A core of cotton thread was treated with carbon black nano particles to provide conductivity, and then encapsulated with a thin layer of polydimethylsiloxane for stability and protection. Electrostatic charges have been collected from carbon-activated threads stitched on pieces of textiles by repeated rubbing and tapping with a ploytetrafluoethylene sheet. An average open-circuit voltage of approximately -60.9 V has been generated from the thread-shaped generator with rubbing mode.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalMicro and Nano Systems Letters
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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Activated carbon
Cotton
Power generation
Electrostatics
Textiles
Soot
Open circuit voltage
Polydimethylsiloxane
Carbon black
Friction
baysilon

Keywords

  • Cotton thread
  • Electrification
  • Textile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials

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Electrostatic power generation using carbon-activated cotton thread on textile. / Kim, Baek Hyun; Barnhart, Benjamin S.; Kwon, Jae W.

In: Micro and Nano Systems Letters, Vol. 3, No. 1, 3, 01.12.2015.

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