Flexible Composite Energy Harvesters from Ferroelectric A2MX4-Type Hybrid Halogenometallates

Deswal, Swati and Singh, Sachin Kumar and Rambabu, P and et al, . (2019) Flexible Composite Energy Harvesters from Ferroelectric A2MX4-Type Hybrid Halogenometallates. Chemistry of Materials, 31 (12). pp. 4545-4552. ISSN 0897-4756

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Two new molecular organic-inorganic hybrid halogenometallates [BnNMe2R]CdBr4 (Bn = benzyl; 1: R = Me; 2: R = n-Pr) have been synthesized and found to crystallize in the acentric crystal systems suitable for ferroelectric behavior. Both these compounds exhibit well-resolved rectangular polarization vs electric field (P-E) hysteresis loops at room temperature for their polycrystalline thin films. Compounds 1 and 2 exhibited fairly high remnant polarization (Pr) values of 18.59 and 14.24 μC cm-2, respectively. Moreover, flexible composite thin films of these halogenometallate salts with poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) were prepared and employed as mechanical energy-harvesting devices using an impact test setup operating at a frequency of 25 Hz and an applied force of 40 N. The maximum output voltages of 52.9 and 63.8 V have been recorded for the PDMS-fabricated devices of 5 wt % of 1 and 10 wt % of 2, respectively. Also, the obtained power densities of 13.8 and 37.1 μW cm-2 for the respective 5 wt % 1-PDMS and 10 wt % 2-PDMS devices are much higher than all known devices made up of organic-inorganic hybrid materials embedded in PDMS. The energy harvested from these devices was further utilized to charge a capacitor through a full wave-bridge rectifier.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 09:30
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/5656
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01227
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