Georgia Institute Engineer Invented Triboelectric Generator


    When it comes to static electricity then it will be mildly painful, but in recent years’ experts have been working to generate small amounts of electricity cheaply as well as easily. Most of the static electricity is generated when two materials come in connection and between the connection electrons are traded. Once the material pulled separately, there tends to have to be an imbalance of electrons left over, and some of the atoms providing extra electrons than others. This disproportion generates an electric charge and the materials’ atoms desire to return to neutral charge which stated electricity has been created. From last few years’ experts have been looking for an innovative way to create the static electricity.

    One of the inventors from Georgia Institute of Technology created triboelectric generators from a variety of materials such as fabrics, recycled soda bottles, ultra-thin polymers. The name of the inventor is Zhong Lin Wang. Zhong Lin Wang said, “You can utilize almost any material for this purpose”. He did this with the help of his team, they cut the polish paper into a rectangle shape and protected them in a thin layer of gold. Afterward, they gathered all shapes together and formed three-dimensional rhombus shapes, which can be folded up to be stored in a wallet, generate electricity when a person presses fingers on them. This procedure carries layers into contact. To increase the surface area for triboelectric generation Wang’s used a cut lattice structure inside the rhombus. John Kymissis, Columbia University’s electrical engineer praise for Wang’s clever design for an integrated energy generation. Mr. Wang said, “They can generate power and light up lights”. Further, he added, “All this good stuff they can do with a simple structure”.