Special Issue "Advances in Nanomaterials for Nanogenerators and Self-Power Electronics"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 74

Special Issue Editors

College of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing 401331, China
Interests: energy harvesting; triboelectric nanogenerator; wearable electronics; self-powered sensing
Dr. Long Jin
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Guest Editor
Key Laboratory of Advanced Technologies of Materials (Ministry of Education), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Interests: self-powered; nanogenerator

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanogenerators, which emerged in the scientific community in 2006, have their roots in Maxwell's theory of displacement currents. These devices possess the capability of harnessing mechanical energy from the surrounding environment, thereby bestowing them with the potential to serve as power sources for numerous Internet of Things (IoT) electronics. Moreover, there have been many discoveries and breakthroughs far beyond their original scope, such as piezoelectric nanogenerators, piezotronics, triboelectric nanogenerators, tribotronics, hybrid generators, and self-powered systems. These developments have paved the way for a myriad of applications, encompassing high-entropy energy, self-powered sensors, piezocatalysis, contact-electro-catalysis, medical science, robotics, artificial intelligence, as well as the promising frontier of blue energy.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials is dedicated to highlighting the cutting-edge advances of nanogenerators, self-powered systems, and related fields. Our objective is to illuminate the frontiers of fundamental technologies while exploring their practical applications. We extend a warm invitation to researchers and scholars to contribute their papers, communications, and review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Nanogenerators;
  2. Self-powered sensors and systems;
  3. Piezotronics and semiconductor devices;
  4. Blue energy.

Dr. Jie Chen
Dr. Long Jin
Guest Editors

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  • nanomaterials
  • nanogenerators
  • piezoelectric
  • triboelectric
  • electromagnetic
  • hybrid
  • self-powered

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