A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation

Yubing Xiong, Lidong Zhang, Philipp Weis, Pance Naumov, Si Wu

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Abstract

An actuator driven by solar light is developed by incorporating an azo compound (F-Azo) into agarose (AG). The resulting F-Azo-doped AG (F-Azo@AG) films bend under sunlight irradiation. It is demonstrated that the sunlight-induced bending of the F-Azo@AG film transduces the sunlight into electricity when attached to a piezoelectric transducer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3361-3366
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Sepharose
Hydrogen
Actuators
Azo Compounds
Electricity
Piezoelectric transducers
Irradiation

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
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A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation. / Xiong, Yubing; Zhang, Lidong; Weis, Philipp; Naumov, Pance; Wu, Si.

In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol. 6, No. 8, 01.01.2018, p. 3361-3366.

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Xiong, Yubing ; Zhang, Lidong ; Weis, Philipp ; Naumov, Pance ; Wu, Si. / A solar actuator based on hydrogen-bonded azopolymers for electricity generation. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2018 ; Vol. 6, No. 8. pp. 3361-3366.
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