Template-assisted hydrothermal growth of aligned zinc oxide nanowires for piezoelectric energy harvesting applications

Canlin Ou, Pedro E Sanchez-Jimenez, Anuja Datta, Chess Boughey, Richard A Whiter, Suman Sahonta & Sohini Kar-Narayan
A flexible and robust piezoelectric nanogenerator (NG) based on a polymer-ceramic nanocomposite structure has been successfully fabricated via a cost-effective and scalable template-assisted hydrothermal synthesis method. Vertically aligned arrays of dense and uniform zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires (NWs) with high aspect ratio (diameter ~250 nm, length ~12 μm) were grown within nanoporous polycarbonate (PC) templates. The energy conversion efficiency was found to be ~4.2%, which is comparable to previously reported values for ZnO NWs. The...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.