Prospects for SiGe thermoelectric generators

Paul, D.J. et al. (2013) Prospects for SiGe thermoelectric generators. In: 14th International Conference on Ultimate Integration on Silicon (ULIS) 2013, Warwick, U.K., 19-21 Mar 2013, pp. 5-8. (doi:10.1109/ULIS.2013.6523478)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ULIS.2013.6523478

Abstract

Thermoelectric materials are one potential technology that could be used for energy harvesting. Here we report results from nanoscale Ge/SiGe heterostructure materials grown on Si substrates designed to enhance the thermoelectric performance at room temperature. The materials and devices are aimed at integrated energy harvesters for autonomous sensing applications.We report Seebeck coefficients up to 279.5 ± 1.2 μV/K at room temperature with electrical conductivities of 77,200 S/m which produce a high power factor of 6.02 ± 0.05 mWm-1K-2 and a ZT of 0.135 ± 0.074 at room temperature. Methods for microfabricating modules will be described along with the first demonstration of power output from flip-chip bonded SiGe legs.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:ISBN: 9781467348003
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Samarelli, Mr Antonio and Ferre Llin, Dr Lourdes and Paul, Professor Douglas and Dobson, Dr Phil and Weaver, Professor Jonathan and Zhang, Dr Yuan
Authors: Paul, D.J., Samarelli, A., Ferre Llin, L., Watling, J.R., Zhang, Y., Weaver, J.M.R., Dobson, P.S., Cecchi, S., Frigerio, J., Isa, F., Chrastina, D., Isella, G., Etzelstorfer, T., Stangl, J., and Muller Gubler, E.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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