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Special Issue "Tribology Prospects in Advanced Triboelectric Nanogenerators"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A：Physics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 2057
Special Issue Editors
Interests: low-friction mechanisms of solid lubrication coatings; triboelectrification of carbon-based coatings; triboelectric nanogenerator; self-powered smart sensor
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Interests: nanotribology; energy harvesting; triboelectric nanogenerator; sensors for self-powered system; contact-electrification-based sensor technology
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Interests: surface and interface; tribology; flexible mechatronics; energy harvest
Special Issue Information
When two different materials are in contact with one another, a charge transfer occurs on the surface; moreover, when the two materials are separated, an equal amount of positive or negative charge accumulates on the surface, otherwise known as triboelectrification—an old and interesting phenomenon. Up to now, the interpretation of its mechanism has been controversial, and a unified theory has not yet been formed. Wang's triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) invention in 2012, which uses the synergetic effect of triboelectrification and electrostatic induction to generate electricity, greatly boosted progress in the development of microdevices for scavenging disordered and tiny low-frequency energies in our daily lives, indicating an efficient strategy for solving the ubiquitous energy crisis and worldwide environmental issues. However, friction, wear and lubrication issues play an extremely important role in achieving the ultra-long-term stability and durability of the TENG in practical engineering applications. The exploration and preservation of low-friction and low-wear behaviors and the clarification of the underlying mechanisms in contact interfaces is of great significance when promoting large-scale applications of the TENG in the intelligent mechanical equipment industry. Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications and review articles focusing on recent advances in the friction, wear, and lubrication of the TENG for promoting its performance, exploring mechanisms, enhancing sensing behaviors, etc.
Dr. Pengfei Wang
Dr. Weiqiang Zhang
Dr. Guanggui Cheng
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- triboelectric nanogenerator
- charge transfer