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Proceedings 2017, 1(4), 576; doi:10.3390/proceedings1040576

The Effect of Temperature and Strain on Power Conversion Efficiency of PVDF-Based Thermal Energy Harvesters

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CEA, LETI, MINATEC Campus, F-38000 Grenoble, France
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Université Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, G2ELAB, F-38000 Grenoble, France
Presented at the Eurosensors 2017 Conference, Paris, France, 3–6 September 2017.
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Published: 24 August 2017
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Abstract

There can be a significant discrepancy between predicted and measured power conversion efficiency when using piezoelectric polymers for thermal energy harvesting. The influence of temperature and strain on electrical parameters can impact overall performances. We report the temperature and strain dependence of PVDF dielectric constant and losses and their impact on power conversion efficiency of composite thermal SMA-PVDF energy harvesters.
Keywords: Thermal Energy Harvesting System; temperature and strain impact; thin film PVDF Thermal Energy Harvesting System; temperature and strain impact; thin film PVDF
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Bernard, F.; Gimeno, L.; Viala, B.; Cugat, O. The Effect of Temperature and Strain on Power Conversion Efficiency of PVDF-Based Thermal Energy Harvesters. Proceedings 2017, 1, 576.

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