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Energy harvesting roads via pyroelectric effect: a possible approach
Author(s): A. K. Batra; Sudip Bhatacharjee; A. K. Chilvery
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Paper Abstract

Thermal energy in the environment is a potential and possible source of electric energy for low-power electronics. The ambient temperature variation can be converted into electrical current or voltage via pyroelectric effect. The possibility of the utilizing pyroelectric materials in energy harvesting from roads warrants systematic exploration to take advantage of heat absorbed by the pavements. In terms of voltage generated, the simulated performances, of a few important pyroelectric materials, including fabricated in our laboratory, shall be described by employing real pavement temperature data obtained from climatic database of MEPDG.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8035, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications II, 803519 (17 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.884333
Show Author Affiliations
A. K. Batra, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Sudip Bhatacharjee, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
A. K. Chilvery, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8035:
Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications II
Nibir K. Dhar; Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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