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Triboelectric Devices for Power Generation and Self-Powered Sensing Applications


Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

About this book


This thesis describes the working design principles of triboelectric mechanism-based devices. It presents an extensive study undertaken to explain the effect of surface topographies on the performance of triboelectric nanogenerators. It demonstrates the application of triboelectric mechanisms in the area of physical sensing such as force sensing and pressure sensing. It also discusses the major fabrication methods/techniques that can be used to realize these devices. It is a valuable reference resource for graduate students, researchers and scientists interested in exploring the potential of triboelectric mechanisms for energy harvesting and other applications.


Mechanical Energy Harvesting Triboelectric Energy Harvesting Self-Powered Sensors Pressure Sensor Arrays Skin Based Nanogenerator Bidirectional Tactile Sensing Triboelectric Nanogenerator Finger Motion Sensor Patterned Arrays Large Scale Fabrication

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Lokesh Dhakar received his B.E. (Hons.) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in 2010. He received his PhD from NUS Graduate School of Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore in 2016. He also received his MBA from NUS Business School in 2016. His research area of interest includes energy harvesting devices and sensors for healthcare. He is involved in entrepreneurial activities and is passionate about technology commercialization to bring them to markets to actualize their impact in real life.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Triboelectric Devices for Power Generation and Self-Powered Sensing Applications
  • Authors Lokesh Dhakar
  • Series Title Springer Theses
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Theses
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3814-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9973-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3815-0
  • Series ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 123
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Harvesting
    Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Materials
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