Part of the book: Ferroelectrics
Organic/inorganic halide perovskites (OIHPs) have recently emerged as promising candidates for the creation of high-efficiency electronic and optoelectronic devices, having superior performance because of their unique features such as excellent optical and electronic properties, cost-effective fabrication, solution-processing, and simple device architecture. The noteworthy dielectric and ferro/piezoelectric properties of OIHPs have enabled the design of mechanical energy harvesters (MEHs). Considerable research has been conducted on using OIHPs in the field of piezoelectric and triboelectric nanogenerators. In this chapter, we describe the potential of OIHP materials, such as organic and inorganic halide perovskites, for harvesting ambient mechanical energy and convert it into electrical energy. Furthermore, the crystal structure of OIHPs along with their dielectric, piezoelectric, and ferroelectric properties are discussed in detail. Recent innovations in OIHP-based MEHs are also summarized. The role of OIHP-polymer composites in enhancing the performance and operational stability of nanogenerators is discussed. Certain issues and challenges facing contemporary OIHP-based MEHs are stated, and finally, some directions for future developments are suggested.
Part of the book: Recent Advances in Multifunctional Perovskite Materials