Electrolyte Based Thermal to Electric Energy Conversion Utilising 10 nm Diameter AL2O3 Nanochannels

Nguyen Van Toan, Megat Muhammad Ikhsan Megat Hasnan, Daiki Udagawa, Naoki Inomata, Masaya Toda, Suhana Mohd Said, Mohd Faizul Mohd Sabri, Takahito Ono

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Abstract

This work reports the thermal to electric energy conversion based on fluidic transport in nanochannels inducted by temperature gradient. Anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) nanochannels with 10 nm-diameter and 3\ \mu \mathrm{m}-length are successfully fabricated by anodic oxidation process in a diluted acid electrolytic solution. Thermal to electric energy conversion using above AAO nanochannels has been demonstrated. Maximum power output of the fabricated device is found at 12.2 nW with the load resistance of 47\ \mathrm{k}\Omega and temperature gradient of 17°C. The fabricated device can generate the power density of 255\ \mu \mathrm{W}/\text{cm}^{2} with temperature gradient of 30°C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages507-510
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan
Event32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Jan 272019 Jan 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2019-January
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Conference

Conference32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/1/2719/1/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Van Toan, N., Hasnan, M. M. I. M., Udagawa, D., Inomata, N., Toda, M., Said, S. M., Sabri, M. F. M., & Ono, T. (2019). Electrolyte Based Thermal to Electric Energy Conversion Utilising 10 nm Diameter AL2O3 Nanochannels. In 2019 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019 (pp. 507-510). [8870755] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2019-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2019.8870755