Nano Research

, Volume 9, Issue 8, pp 2226–2233 | Cite as

Fully enclosed hybrid electromagnetic–triboelectric nanogenerator to scavenge vibrational energy

  • Ting Quan
  • Ya YangEmail author
Research Article


We propose a fully enclosed hybrid nanogenerator consisting of five electromagnetic generators (EMGs) and four triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs). Under a vibration frequency of 15.5 Hz, one TENG can deliver a high output voltage of approximately 24 V and a low output current of approximately 24 μA, whereas one EMG can deliver a low output voltage of approximately 0.8 V and a high output current of approximately 0.5 mA. By integrating five rectified EMGs in series and four rectified TENGs in parallel, the hybrid nanogenerator can be used to charge a home-made Li-ion battery from 1 to 1.9 V in 6.3 h. By using the hybrid nanogenerator to scavenge the vibrational energy produced by human hands, a temperature–humidity sensor can be sustainably powered by the nanogenerator, which is capable of charging the 200 μF system power capacitor from 0 to 2 V in 15 s, and sustainably power the sensor in 29 s.


hybrid nanogenerator electromagnetic triboelectric vibration energy Li-ion battery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and NanosystemsChinese Academy of Sciences; National Center for Nanoscience and TechnologyBeijingChina

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