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

Yubing Xiong, Lidong Zhang, Philipp Weis, Panče 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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