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dc.contributor.authorMink, Justine E.
dc.contributor.authorRojas, Jhonathan Prieto
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:35:50Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:35:50Z
dc.date.issued2013-11-25
dc.identifier.issn18626300
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pssa.201330233
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/pssa.201470221
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/563103
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.
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.
dc.publisherWiley-VCH Verlag
dc.subjectmicrobial fuel cell
dc.subjectOhmic contact
dc.subjectSchottky contact
dc.subjectsilicon
dc.titleRole of metal/silicon semiconductor contact engineering for enhanced output current in micro-sized microbial fuel cells
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Lab
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
kaust.personMink, Justine E.
kaust.personRojas, Jhonathan Prieto
kaust.personRader, Kelly
kaust.personHussain, Muhammad Mustafa


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