Performance investigation of textile triboelectric generators

Repoulias A., Galata S. F. , Kallivretaki A., Marmaralı A. , Vassiliadis S.

XVth INTERNATIONAL İZMİR TEXTILE & APPAREL SYMPOSIUM, İzmir, Turkey, 26 - 27 October 2021, pp.60-65

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-65


With respect to the theory of the four Triboelectric Generators (TEGs) operational modes, a testing method is proposed. It describes and imitates more precisely the real conditions of the motion of the materials in a wearable clothing-based TEG. The phenomenon of triboelectricity is investigated from a clearly textile approach, using typical textile fabrics made by ordinary textile production methods and environmentally friendly materials. The performance investigation is based on the comparison of their triboelectric outcomes. It is of special interest that cotton fabrics showed an adequate electrical response, and among them, the twill weave pattern offered the highest voltage outputs.