electrostatic charge
General Topics

Triboelectric charges on HDPE are strain induced

08.09.2017 tribonet
New research indicates how static electricity puts the charge in material, offering answer to centuries-old question For centuries, scientists have tried to understand triboelectric charging, commonly known as static electricity. Triboelectric charging causes toner from […]
wave energy
General Topics

Triboelectricity to collect wave power

01.06.2017 tribonet
Nature provides three sources of energy for free: sunlight, air and gravity. Solar and wind power are increasingly exploited, gravity less so. Hydraulic power plants harvest energy from flowing rivers. Tidal energy can be gathered […]
Flexible Triboelectric Generator
Advanced Materials

Triboelectricity to power your watch

09.05.2017 tribonet
Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices, one thing remains constant: the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge. Now researchers, reporting in the journal ACS Nano, have developed a light-weight, […]