Publication detail

Printed thermoelectric generators

ZNBILL, L. , BOUŠEK, J

Original Title

Printed thermoelectric generators

English Title

Printed thermoelectric generators

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

The paper describes the possibilities of energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators. Because of very low output voltage thermoelectric generators need integration of large number of individual thermo-junctions. Printing technologies enhance effective production with individual junctions all connected in series. Lateral structure require an easy process to print nevertheless it suffers from the internal resistance of the thermoelectric materials. In case of vertical design, the total resistance is smaller but the efficiency is limited by thermal conductivity of used materials. A combined structure with lateral arrangement of short thermo-coupler legs placed in double-layer of thermal insulator and the heat flow perpendicular to the thermo-coupler matrix brings together advantages of both types.

English abstract

The paper describes the possibilities of energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators. Because of very low output voltage thermoelectric generators need integration of large number of individual thermo-junctions. Printing technologies enhance effective production with individual junctions all connected in series. Lateral structure require an easy process to print nevertheless it suffers from the internal resistance of the thermoelectric materials. In case of vertical design, the total resistance is smaller but the efficiency is limited by thermal conductivity of used materials. A combined structure with lateral arrangement of short thermo-coupler legs placed in double-layer of thermal insulator and the heat flow perpendicular to the thermo-coupler matrix brings together advantages of both types.

Keywords

DC to DC converter, Energy Harvesting, printing technologies

Released

02.11.2017

Publisher

NOVPRESS, Brno

Location

Brno

ISBN

978-80-214-5535-1

Book

3nd IMAPS FLASH CONFERENCE

Pages from

76

Pages to

77

Pages count

2

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT143942,
  author="Jaroslav {Boušek} and Laila {Znbill}",
  title="Printed thermoelectric generators",
  annote="The paper describes the possibilities of energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators. Because of very low output voltage thermoelectric generators need integration of large number of individual thermo-junctions. Printing technologies enhance effective production with individual junctions all connected in series. Lateral structure require an easy process to print nevertheless it suffers from the internal resistance of the thermoelectric materials. In case of vertical design, the total resistance is smaller but the efficiency is limited by thermal conductivity of used materials. A combined structure with lateral arrangement of short thermo-coupler legs placed in double-layer of thermal insulator and the heat flow perpendicular to the thermo-coupler matrix brings together advantages of both types.",
  address="NOVPRESS, Brno",
  booktitle="3nd IMAPS FLASH CONFERENCE",
  chapter="143942",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="NOVPRESS, Brno",
  year="2017",
  month="november",
  pages="76--77",
  publisher="NOVPRESS, Brno",
  type="conference paper"
}