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dc.contributor.authorInayat, Salman Bin
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-09T13:37:38Z
dc.date.available2013-06-09T13:37:38Z
dc.date.issued2012-11-13
dc.identifier.citationInayat SB, Rader KR, Hussain MM (2012) Nano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses. Sci Rep 2. doi:10.1038/srep00841.
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.pmid23150789
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep00841
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/293682
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.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/srep00841
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Scientific Reports
dc.titleNano-materials Enabled Thermoelectricity from Window Glasses
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Lab
dc.identifier.journalScientific Reports
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC3496169
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDF
dc.contributor.institutionGeorgia Institute of Technology, United States
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
kaust.personInayat, Salman Bin
kaust.personRader, Kelly
kaust.personHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T16:12:28Z
dc.date.published-online2012-11-13
dc.date.published-print2012-12


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