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Journal of Photonics for Energy • Open Access

Responsivity and resonant properties of dipole, bowtie, and spiral Seebeck nanoantennas

Paper Abstract

Seebeck nanoantennas, which are based on the thermoelectric effect, have been proposed for electromagnetic energy harvesting and infrared detection. The responsivity and frequency dependence of three types of Seebeck nanoantennas is obtained by electromagnetic simulation for different materials. Results show that the square spiral antenna has the widest bandwidth and the highest induced current of the three analyzed geometries. However, the geometry that presented the highest temperature gradient was the bowtie antenna, which favors the thermoelectric effect in a Seebeck nanoantenna. The results also show that these types of devices can present a voltage responsivity as high as 36  μV/W for titanium–nickel dipoles resonant at far-infrared wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
J. Photon. Energy 6(2) 024501 doi: 10.1117/1.JPE.6.024501
Published in: Journal of Photonics for Energy Volume 6, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Brhayllan Mora-Ventura, Univ. de Guadalajara (México)
Ramón Díaz de León, Univ. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (México)
Guillermo García-Torales, Univ. de Guadalajara (México)
Jorge Luis Flores Nuñez, Univ. de Guadalajara (México)
Javier Alda, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Francisco Javier González, Univ. Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (México)

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