Review—Micro and Nano-Engineering Enabled New Generation of Thermoelectric Generator Devices and Applications

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623277
Title:
Review—Micro and Nano-Engineering Enabled New Generation of Thermoelectric Generator Devices and Applications
Authors:
Rojas, Jhonathan P.; Singh, Devendra; Inayat, Salman B.; Sevilla, Galo T. ( 0000-0002-9419-4437 ) ; Fahad, Hossain M.; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 )
Abstract:
As we are advancing our world to smart living, a critical challenge is increasingly pressing - increased energy demand. While we need mega power supplies for running data centers and other emerging applications, we also need instant small- scale power supply for trillions of electronics that we are using and will use in the age of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE). Such power supplies must meet some parallel demands: sufficient energy supply in reliable, safe and affordable manner. In that regard, thermoelectric generators emerge as important renewable energy source with great potential to take advantage of the widely-abundant and normally-wasted thermal energy. Thanks to the advancements of nano-engineered materials, thermoelectric generators' (TEG) performance and feasibility are gradually improving. However, still innovative engineering solutions are scarce to sufficiently take the TEG performance and functionalities beyond the status-quo. Opportunities exist to integrate them with emerging fields and technologies such as wearable electronics, bio-integrated systems, cybernetics and others. This review will mainly focus on unorthodox but effective engineering solutions to notch up the overall performance of TEGs and broadening their application base. First, nanotechnology's influence in TEGs' development will be introduced, followed by a discussion on how the introduction of mechanically reconfigurable devices can shape up the emerging spectrum of novel TEG technologies. (C) The Author(s) 2017. Published by ECS.
KAUST Department:
Integrated Disruptive Electronic Applications (IDEA) Lab; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab
Citation:
Rojas JP, Singh D, Inayat SB, Sevilla GAT, Fahad HM, et al. (2017) Review—Micro and Nano-Engineering Enabled New Generation of Thermoelectric Generator Devices and Applications. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 6: N3036–N3044. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0081703jss.
Publisher:
The Electrochemical Society
Journal:
ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Issue Date:
13-Jan-2017
DOI:
10.1149/2.0081703jss
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2162-8769; 2162-8777
Additional Links:
http://jss.ecsdl.org/content/6/3/N3036
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Articles; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab

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dc.contributor.authorRojas, Jhonathan P.en
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Devendraen
dc.contributor.authorInayat, Salman B.en
dc.contributor.authorSevilla, Galo T.en
dc.contributor.authorFahad, Hossain M.en
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-25T05:48:40Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-25T05:48:40Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-13en
dc.identifier.citationRojas JP, Singh D, Inayat SB, Sevilla GAT, Fahad HM, et al. (2017) Review—Micro and Nano-Engineering Enabled New Generation of Thermoelectric Generator Devices and Applications. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 6: N3036–N3044. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1149/2.0081703jss.en
dc.identifier.issn2162-8769en
dc.identifier.issn2162-8777en
dc.identifier.doi10.1149/2.0081703jssen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623277-
dc.description.abstractAs we are advancing our world to smart living, a critical challenge is increasingly pressing - increased energy demand. While we need mega power supplies for running data centers and other emerging applications, we also need instant small- scale power supply for trillions of electronics that we are using and will use in the age of Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE). Such power supplies must meet some parallel demands: sufficient energy supply in reliable, safe and affordable manner. In that regard, thermoelectric generators emerge as important renewable energy source with great potential to take advantage of the widely-abundant and normally-wasted thermal energy. Thanks to the advancements of nano-engineered materials, thermoelectric generators' (TEG) performance and feasibility are gradually improving. However, still innovative engineering solutions are scarce to sufficiently take the TEG performance and functionalities beyond the status-quo. Opportunities exist to integrate them with emerging fields and technologies such as wearable electronics, bio-integrated systems, cybernetics and others. This review will mainly focus on unorthodox but effective engineering solutions to notch up the overall performance of TEGs and broadening their application base. First, nanotechnology's influence in TEGs' development will be introduced, followed by a discussion on how the introduction of mechanically reconfigurable devices can shape up the emerging spectrum of novel TEG technologies. (C) The Author(s) 2017. Published by ECS.en
dc.publisherThe Electrochemical Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jss.ecsdl.org/content/6/3/N3036en
dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 License (CC BY-NC-ND, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is not changed in any way and is properly cited.en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectFlexible TEGen
dc.subjectStretchable TEGen
dc.subjectThermoelectric Generatorsen
dc.subjectThermoelectric Windowsen
dc.titleReview—Micro and Nano-Engineering Enabled New Generation of Thermoelectric Generator Devices and Applicationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Disruptive Electronic Applications (IDEA) Laben
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.identifier.journalECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technologyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionElectrical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionTSI Semiconductors, Roseville, California 95747, USAen
kaust.authorSingh, Devendraen
kaust.authorSevilla, Galo T.en
kaust.authorFahad, Hossain M.en
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
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