Publication detail

Printed thermoelectric generators

ZNBILL, L. BOUŠEK, J.

Original Title

Printed thermoelectric generators

English Title

Printed thermoelectric generators

Type

journal article - other

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

Thermoelectric generator, Energy Harvesting, Printing technologies

Released

28.12.2017

Publisher

Západočeská univerzita v Plzni

Location

Plzeň

ISBN

1802-4564

Periodical

ElectroScope - http://www.electroscope.zcu.cz

Year of study

2017

Number

2

State

CZ

Pages from

4

Pages to

7

Pages count

4

URL

Documents

BibTex


@article{BUT143945,
  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="Západočeská univerzita v Plzni",
  chapter="143945",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="Západočeská univerzita v Plzni",
  number="2",
  volume="2017",
  year="2017",
  month="december",
  pages="4--7",
  publisher="Západočeská univerzita v Plzni",
  type="journal article - other"
}