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dc.contributor.authorInayat, Salman Bin
dc.contributor.authorRader, Kelly
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-24T08:33:42Z
dc.date.available2015-08-24T08:33:42Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-26
dc.identifier.citationInayat, S. B., Rader, K. R., & Hussain, M. M. (2014). Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials (Bi0.4Sb1.6Te3/Bi1.75Te3.25) and Integration into Window Glasses for Thermoelectricity Generation. Energy Technology, 2(3), 292–299. doi:10.1002/ente.201300166
dc.identifier.issn2194-4288
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/ente.201300166
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/575594
dc.description.abstractWe embed thermoelectric nanomaterials into window glass to generate thermoelectricity from the temperature gradient between the solar-heated outdoors and the relatively cold indoor temperature. Until now thermoelectric generators have been built on a single side of a substrate, therefore requiring the two temperature environments to exist on the same side of the substrate. For this application, substantially thick window glass (>5 mm) serves as the interface for which the hot side is on the exterior side of the window and the cold side on the interior side. We demonstrate thermopiles made of nanomaterials integrated through the glass. With meticulous engineering, 300 W of power can be generated from a 9 m(2) window for a temperature gradient of 20 degrees C, which is typical in hot climates, such as the desert areas in the Middle East and African Sahara. A thermoelectric window can be a supplementary power source for waste heat recovery in green building technology.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors acknowledge the financial support of Baseline Research Funding from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, and the GRP Collaborative Fellow Award (to SBI) (GRP-CF-2011-01-S). MMH conceived the idea and directed the study. SBI performed the study. S. B. I. and M. M. H. analyzed the data.
dc.publisherWiley
dc.titleManufacturing of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials (Bi 0.4 Sb 1.6 Te 3 /Bi 1.75 Te 3.25 ) and Integration into Window Glasses for Thermoelectricity Generation
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Lab
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Technology
kaust.personHussain, Muhammad Mustafa
kaust.personInayat, Salman Bin
kaust.personRader, Kelly
dc.date.published-online2014-02-26
dc.date.published-print2014-03


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