Improvement of Triboelectric Efficiency using SnO2 Friction Layer for Triboelectric Generator Lee, No Ho; Shin, Jae Rok; Yoo, Ji Een; You, Dong Hun; Koo, Bon-Ryul; Lee, Sung Woo; Ahn, Hyo-Jin; Choi, Byung Joon;
The triboelectric property of a material is important to improve an efficiency of triboelectric generator (TEG) in energy harvesting from an ambient energy. In this study, we have studied the TEG property of a semiconducting which has yet to be explored so far. As a counter triboelectric material, PET and glass are used. Vertical contact mode is utilized to evaluate the TEG efficiency. thin film is deposited by atomic layer deposition on bare Si wafer for various thicknesses from 5.2 nm to 34.6 nm, where the TEG output is increased from 13.9V to 73.5V. Triboelectric series are determined by comparing the polarity of output voltage of 2 samples among , PET, and glass. In conclusion, , as an intrinsic n-type material, has the most strong tendency to be positive side to lose the electron and PET has the most strong tendency to be negative side to get the electron, and glass to be between them. Therefore, the -PET combination shows the highest TEG efficiency.