DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202306491 ISSN:

High Durable Rotary Triboelectric Nanogenerator Enabled by Ferromagnetic Metal Particles as a Friction Material

Shihe Du, Shaoke Fu, Wencong He, Qianying Li, Kaixian Li, Huiyuan Wu, Jian Wang, Chuncai Shan, Qianjin Mu, Chenguo Hu
  • Electrochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


Rotary sliding mode triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG) provides high efficiency, a continuous and high output strategy for harvesting low‐frequency mechanical energy. However, poor durability owing to material abrasion during sliding restricts its practical application. Here, a novel ferromagnetic metal particle‐based triboelectric nanogenerator (FMP‐TENG) is proposed, which couples the unlimited point contact rolling motion of particles instead of planar contact of film to improve durability of TENG. Besides, due to the extensively enhanced contact area by ferromagnetic metal particles, FMP‐TENG improves its electric output, achieving a charge density of 103 µC m−2 and a peak power density of 400 mW m−2 Hz−1. After 10 000 cycle running‐in, FMP‐TENG exhibits excellent durability, which retains 97% of the output charge for 110 000 cycles. In addition, a metal powder mass sensor based on FMP‐TENG is also designed, which can effectively detect mass change in ferromagnetic metal powder in a dynamic mechanical platform. A novel strategy is proposed here to solve the problem of durability of sliding TENG in practical applications.

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