A Thin-Film Thermoelectric Generator for Large-Area Applications†
AbstractA thin-film thermoelectric generator (TEG) applying a novel folded design where both the heat flux and current flow are in the plane of the thin-film is presented. The performance of the first fabricated devices is demonstrated and the results compared with the computational ones. The produced power is analyzed against the power requirements of a wireless sensor node and it is shown that a thermoelectric module of the area of <1 m2 consisting of the novel TEG units is able to power a wireless sensor node of various sensors applicable e.g., to environmental monitoring of a building. The integration of energy-autonomous sensors for multifunctional smart windows providing the required temperature gradient is anticipated.
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Tappura, K.; Jaakkola, K. A Thin-Film Thermoelectric Generator for Large-Area Applications. Proceedings 2018, 2, 779.
Tappura K, Jaakkola K. A Thin-Film Thermoelectric Generator for Large-Area Applications. Proceedings. 2018; 2(13):779.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tappura, Kirsi; Jaakkola, Kaarle. 2018. "A Thin-Film Thermoelectric Generator for Large-Area Applications." Proceedings 2, no. 13: 779.
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