Flexible thermoelectric power generator based on electrochemical deposition process

Nguyen Huu Trung, Nguyen Van Toan, Takahito Ono

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Abstract

The harvest of heat energy using a thermoelectric (TE) effect is one of the potential methods for body area network power source. This paper demonstrates a new approach of a chemical electroplating deposition process to fabricate a self-endurance flexible TE generator without top and bottom sustaining substrate. According to that, an idea of horizontal Y type TE cells instead of column π type structure is proposed to enhance the performance of temperature harvest. In the other hand, thick films of thermoelectric materials (N type-bismuth telluride and P type-antimony telluride) are successfully synthesized that greatly reducing internal resistance. With all of these solutions, the significant improvement of power generating performance has been observed. With the temperature difference between human body (around 37°C) and environment ambient (15°C), the device can generate about 3 μW/cm2. The ideas and results from this work can precipitate the development of wearable electronics devices, such as biosensors, health care instruments, mobiles devices, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages423-425
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509039142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 21
Event16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2016 Aug 222016 Aug 25

Publication series

Name16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016

Other

Other16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period16/8/2216/8/25

Keywords

  • Antimony telluride
  • Bishmuth telluride
  • Electrochemical deposition
  • Flexible thermoelectric power generator
  • Thermoelectric materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Trung, N. H., Van Toan, N., & Ono, T. (2016). Flexible thermoelectric power generator based on electrochemical deposition process. In 16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016 (pp. 423-425). [7751434] (16th International Conference on Nanotechnology - IEEE NANO 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2016.7751434