Piezophotonic effect based on mechanoluminescent materials for advanced flexible optoelectronic applications

Xiandi Wang, Dengfeng Peng, Bolong Huang, Caofeng Pan, Zhong Lin Wang

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Recently, there has been an increasing research interest in the emerging fields of piezophotonics, which is the great interesting physics responsible for numbers of important technologies such as light source, smart sensor and mechanoelectronics. Piezophotonic effect is the coupling between the piezoelectric polarization and the photonic excitation in crystal that has a non-central symmetry. The strain-induced piezopotential can stimuli the photon emission without additional energy excitation such as light and electricity, which also offers great new opportunities of manipulating and fabrication of flexible optoelectronic devices. In this review, we will give a detailed description of the piezophotonic effect including its theoretical fundamental and practical applications. The piezophotonic light emission in doped ZnS CaZnOS, SrAl 2 O 4 and LiNbO 3 attract great interesting during the past years, and researchers have executed many scientific inquiries into flexible/stretchable optoelectronic devices. Until now, significant breakthroughs have been achieved on piezophotonic e-signature system, visible wearable electronic devices and multi-physical coupling devices. Certainly, rapid innovations in this field will be quite significant to the future of human life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-400
Number of pages12
JournalNano Energy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Flexible
  • Mechanoluminescence
  • Optoelectronic
  • Piezophotonic effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • General Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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