Nano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/293682
Title:
Nano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses
Authors:
Inayat, Salman Bin; Rader, Kelly R.; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
With a projection of nearly doubling up the world population by 2050, we need wide variety of renewable and clean energy sources to meet the increased energy demand. Solar energy is considered as the leading promising alternate energy source with the pertinent challenge of off sunshine period and uneven worldwide distribution of usable sun light. Although thermoelectricity is considered as a reasonable renewable energy from wasted heat, its mass scale usage is yet to be developed. Here we show, large scale integration of nano-manufactured pellets of thermoelectric nano-materials, embedded into window glasses to generate thermoelectricity using the temperature difference between hot outside and cool inside. For the first time, this work offers an opportunity to potentially generate 304 watts of usable power from 9 m2 window at a 206C temperature gradient. If a natural temperature gradient exists, this can serve as a sustainable energy source for green building technology.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab
Citation:
Inayat SB, Rader KR, Hussain MM (2012) Nano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses. Sci Rep 2. doi:10.1038/srep00841.
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Journal:
Scientific Reports
Issue Date:
13-Nov-2012
DOI:
10.1038/srep00841
PubMed ID:
23150789
PubMed Central ID:
PMC3496169
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2045-2322
Additional Links:
http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/srep00841
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorInayat, Salman Binen
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kelly R.en
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-09T13:37:38Z-
dc.date.available2013-06-09T13:37:38Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-13en
dc.identifier.citationInayat SB, Rader KR, Hussain MM (2012) Nano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses. Sci Rep 2. doi:10.1038/srep00841.en
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322en
dc.identifier.pmid23150789en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep00841en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/293682en
dc.description.abstractWith a projection of nearly doubling up the world population by 2050, we need wide variety of renewable and clean energy sources to meet the increased energy demand. Solar energy is considered as the leading promising alternate energy source with the pertinent challenge of off sunshine period and uneven worldwide distribution of usable sun light. Although thermoelectricity is considered as a reasonable renewable energy from wasted heat, its mass scale usage is yet to be developed. Here we show, large scale integration of nano-manufactured pellets of thermoelectric nano-materials, embedded into window glasses to generate thermoelectricity using the temperature difference between hot outside and cool inside. For the first time, this work offers an opportunity to potentially generate 304 watts of usable power from 9 m2 window at a 206C temperature gradient. If a natural temperature gradient exists, this can serve as a sustainable energy source for green building technology.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/srep00841en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Scientific Reportsen
dc.titleNano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glassesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reportsen
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3496169en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionGeorgia Institute of Technology, United Statesen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorInayat, Salman Binen
kaust.authorRader, Kellyen
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen

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