Role of metal/silicon semiconductor contact engineering for enhanced output current in micro-sized microbial fuel cells

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/563103
Title:
Role of metal/silicon semiconductor contact engineering for enhanced output current in micro-sized microbial fuel cells
Authors:
Mink, Justine E.; Rojas, Jhonathan Prieto ( 0000-0001-7848-1121 ) ; Rader, Kelly; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
We show that contact engineering plays an important role to extract the maximum performance from energy harvesters like microbial fuel cells (MFCs). We experimented with Schottky and Ohmic methods of fabricating contact areas on silicon in an MFC contact material study. We utilized the industry standard contact material, aluminum, as well as a metal, whose silicide has recently been recognized for its improved performance in smallest scale integration requirements, cobalt. Our study shows that improvements in contact engineering are not only important for device engineering but also for microsystems. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
KAUST Department:
Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH Verlag
Journal:
Physica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Issue Date:
25-Nov-2013
DOI:
10.1002/pssa.201330233; 10.1002/pssa.201470221
Type:
Article
ISSN:
18626300
Sponsors:
We thank Prof. Bruce Logan at Penn State University for useful discussion, Professor Gary Amy at KAUST for laboratory use at the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, Daniah Alsaady, Mariyam Mahmoud, and Shaiza Sinha from the KAUST schools for aid in characterization measurements and assembly, and Muhannad Abu-Ghdaib from KAUST WDRC for photographs. This work has been made possible with the OCRF Competitive Research Grant (CRG-1-2012-HUS-008) and GRP Collaborative Fellow (GRP-CF-2011-03-S) grant for J.E.M.
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Electrical Engineering Program; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorMink, Justine E.en
dc.contributor.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prietoen
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kellyen
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:35:50Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:35:50Zen
dc.date.issued2013-11-25en
dc.identifier.issn18626300en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pssa.201330233en
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pssa.201470221en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563103en
dc.description.abstractWe show that contact engineering plays an important role to extract the maximum performance from energy harvesters like microbial fuel cells (MFCs). We experimented with Schottky and Ohmic methods of fabricating contact areas on silicon in an MFC contact material study. We utilized the industry standard contact material, aluminum, as well as a metal, whose silicide has recently been recognized for its improved performance in smallest scale integration requirements, cobalt. Our study shows that improvements in contact engineering are not only important for device engineering but also for microsystems. © 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank Prof. Bruce Logan at Penn State University for useful discussion, Professor Gary Amy at KAUST for laboratory use at the Water Desalination and Reuse Center, Daniah Alsaady, Mariyam Mahmoud, and Shaiza Sinha from the KAUST schools for aid in characterization measurements and assembly, and Muhannad Abu-Ghdaib from KAUST WDRC for photographs. This work has been made possible with the OCRF Competitive Research Grant (CRG-1-2012-HUS-008) and GRP Collaborative Fellow (GRP-CF-2011-03-S) grant for J.E.M.en
dc.publisherWiley-VCH Verlagen
dc.subjectmicrobial fuel cellen
dc.subjectOhmic contacten
dc.subjectSchottky contacten
dc.subjectsiliconen
dc.titleRole of metal/silicon semiconductor contact engineering for enhanced output current in micro-sized microbial fuel cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Scienceen
kaust.authorMink, Justine E.en
kaust.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prietoen
kaust.authorRader, Kellyen
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
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