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Synthesis and characterization of thermoelectric ink for renewable energy applications
Author(s): Jungmin Lee; Hyun Jung Kim; Sechang Oh; Sang H. Choi; Vijay K. Varadan
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Paper Abstract

Printing technology enables continuous, high-speed fabrication of thermoelectric devices on both flexible and rigid substrates. The printing process, patterns, substrates and inks need to be investigated and optimized for the fabrication of these printable thermoelectric devices. Ink design in terms of physical properties like wettability and viscosity, choice of binder and filler materials is a critical part in the fabrication of printable thermoelectric devices, especially printable p-type materials and n-type materials to make p-n junctions. In this study, we described the mechanism of thermoelectric generator and synthetic method of thermoelectric materials for printing inks. And the Bi2Te3 / epoxy resin and Bi2Te3 / polystyrene printing inks were prepared with high energy ball milled Bi2Te3 powder.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 March 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8344, Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012, 83440H (30 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.916635
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Jungmin Lee, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Hyun Jung Kim, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Sechang Oh, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Vijay K. Varadan, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8344:
Nanosensors, Biosensors, and Info-Tech Sensors and Systems 2012
Vijay K. Varadan, Editor(s)

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