Flexible Compact Nanogenerators Based On Mechanoradical-Forming Porous Polymer Films
Inventors: Shaoqin Gong, Qifeng Zheng, Zhenqiang Ma, Yanfeng Tang
Power generators that incorporate porous electric generation layers composed of mechanoradical-forming polymers are provided. Also provided are methods for using the generators to convert mechanical energy into and electrical signal to power electronic devices. The porous electric generation material includes an organic polymer that forms free radicals when covalent bonds are homolytically ruptured upon the application of a compressive force to the porous structure.