Spontaneous Generation of Electromotive Force in Thin Film Al/Nanosilicon/Al Structures
AbstractContemporary pursuits in electronics include the miniaturization as well as flexibilization of devices. Although there are a large number of different thin and flexible electrochemical batteries, only a few can boast the possibility of working in high humidity conditions. This paper reports on the fabrication of structures consisting of films of silicon nanoparticles encased between two aluminium electrodes. The value of electromotive force (emf) measured depends on the temperature of the sample and on the pressure of water vapor in the storage atmosphere and reaches approximately 1 V. Volt-ampere characteristics were investigated at different conditions to yield a model of emf generation in these structures. It was found that the reaction of water with silicon nanoparticles is the prime reason behind emf generation. Such a source may be introduced into electronic paper, and employed in the next generation of smart cards. The structure may also be manufactured directly on the surface of silicon chips, such as on the back of crystals in microschemes. View Full-Text
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Dorofeev, S.G.; Kononov, N.N.; Bubenov, S.S.; Kotin, P.A.; Zolotykh, A.N.; Grigoriev, D.V. Spontaneous Generation of Electromotive Force in Thin Film Al/Nanosilicon/Al Structures. Batteries 2017, 3, 31.
Dorofeev SG, Kononov NN, Bubenov SS, Kotin PA, Zolotykh AN, Grigoriev DV. Spontaneous Generation of Electromotive Force in Thin Film Al/Nanosilicon/Al Structures. Batteries. 2017; 3(4):31.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dorofeev, Sergey G.; Kononov, Nikolay N.; Bubenov, Sergei S.; Kotin, Pavel A.; Zolotykh, Aleksandr N.; Grigoriev, Denis V. 2017. "Spontaneous Generation of Electromotive Force in Thin Film Al/Nanosilicon/Al Structures." Batteries 3, no. 4: 31.
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