electrostatic charge
Atomistic Tribology

Triboelectric charges on HDPE are strain induced

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
Atomistic Tribology

Triboelectricity to collect wave power

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

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, […]