Electrodeposition as a facile way for the preparation of piezoelectric ultrathin silk film–based flexible nanogenerators

Sarkar, Lisa and Singh, Shiv Govind and Vanjari, Siva Rama Krishna and et al, . (2022) Electrodeposition as a facile way for the preparation of piezoelectric ultrathin silk film–based flexible nanogenerators. International Journal of Energy Research, 46 (3). pp. 3443-3457. ISSN 0363-907X

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This article demonstrates the use of the electrodeposition technique as a viable alternative for depositing uniform, ultra-smooth thin films of silk fibroin (SF). Herein, the electrodeposition of silk fibroin films from a homogeneous silk solution prepared by dissolving SF in formic acid (FA) solution is demonstrated. Ion electrodiffusion is used as the mechanism for the silk deposition. Optimizations were carried out to increase the β-sheet crystallinity, which in turn would enhance the inherent piezoelectric response of silk thin films, an exquisite property of silk that is seldom explored. The piezoelectric coefficient (d33) of electrodeposited silk thin film was experimentally figured out to be 8.39 pm/V. As a proof of concept, silk-based flexible nanogenerator was fabricated and tested successfully. Silk-based nanogenerator is able to produce a maximum open-circuit voltage of 1.02 V (peak–to-peak value) and short-circuit current of 0.8 mA at bending state. The device also exhibits good stability and reliability in terms of electrical outputs. © 2021 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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IITH CreatorsORCiD
Singh, Shiv Govindhttp://orcid.org/0000-0001-7319-879X
Vanjari, Siva Rama Krishnahttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5880-4023
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: electrodeposition; nanogenerator; PFM; SF
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 06:56
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 06:56
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/9566
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1002/er.7393
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/7470
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