Low Energy Thermoelectric Generators
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The paper describes the possibilities of energy harvesting using thermoelectric generators. It is shown that organic semiconductors enable a large variability of properties and some of their properties may be better than by inorganic semiconductor materials. Nevertheless they suffer from poor electrical conductivity. Because the voltage of one junction is quite low even in case of large temperature difference thermoelectric generators need integration of large number of individual thermo-junctions. Printing technologies enhance effective production of integrated thermo-generators with individual junctions connected in series.
KeywordsOrganic semiconductors, thermoelectric generators Energy harvester, Low voltage DC/DC converter
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceProceedings of the 23st Conference STUDENT EEICT 2017. s. 557-561. ISBN 978-80-214-5496-5
- Student EEICT 2017