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Flexible screen printed thick film thermoelectric generator with reduced material resistivity

Cao, Z., Koukharenko, E., Torah, R.N., Tudor, J. and Beeby, S.P. (2014) Flexible screen printed thick film thermoelectric generator with reduced material resistivity Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 557, (12016), pp. 1-6. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/557/1/012016).

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This work presents a flexible thick-film Bismuth Tellurium/Antimony Tellurium (BiTe/SbTe) thermoelectric generator (TEG) with reduced material resistivity fabricated by screen printing technology. Cold isostatic pressing (CIP) was introduced to lower the resistivity of the printed thermoelectric materials. The Seebeck coefficient (alpha) and the resistivity (rho) of printed materials were measured as a function of applied pressure. A prototype TEG with 8 thermocouples was fabricated on flexible polyimide substrate. The dimension of a single printed element was 20 mm × 2 mm × 78.4 pm. The coiled-up prototype produced a voltage of 36.4 mV and a maximum power of 40.3 nW from a temperature gradient of 20 °C.

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Published date: 27 November 2014
Additional Information: 14th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS 2014) Awaji, Japan November 18-21
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science


Local EPrints ID: 376596
ISSN: 1742-6588
PURE UUID: d9d910a6-cb79-4b87-a59f-72932912884e
ORCID for S.P. Beeby: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Apr 2015 11:33
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 21:08

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Author: Z. Cao
Author: E. Koukharenko
Author: R.N. Torah
Author: J. Tudor
Author: S.P. Beeby ORCID iD

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