Piezoelectric hybrid network structures
Realization period:01.01. 2022 – 31.12. 2024
Leader at TUL:Ing. Mateusz Fijalkowski, Ph.D.
The project is focused on the creation of innovative, flexible-piezoelectric hybrid network structures (PHNS) and examination of their properties for potential application in modern devices converting mechanical and/or solar energy into electricity. The concept envisages the use of nanofibrous polymer matrix in which the nanowires based on zinc oxide and/or tin oxide, their mixtures and variants doped with europium (3+) and samarium (3+) ions will be uniformly dispersed. The studies will allow optimizing the design of piezo/photoelectric systems by carefully developing the parameters of the manufacturing technology. Additionally, they will increase knowledge of the physical processes occurring during the conversion of energy. The project is based on the close cooperation of two research groups with significant achievements in the field of nanotechnology, photovoltaics, polymer chemistry and materials engineering and fibrous nanocomposites. Extensive experience and unique equipment of the research groups guarantee the achievement of the set goals of the project in the planned time.