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Design and Development of Thermoelectric Generator

Kumar, Prem DS and Mahajan, Ishan Vardhan and Anbalagan, R and Mallik, Ramesh Chandra (2014) Design and Development of Thermoelectric Generator. In: 58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, DEC 17-21, 2013, Thapar Univ, Patiala, INDIA, pp. 628-630.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1063/1.4872698


In this paper we discuss the fabrication, working and characteristics of a thermoelectric generator made up of p and n type semiconductor materials. The device consists of Fe0.2Co3.8Sb11.5Te0.5 (zT = 1.04 at 818 K) as the n-type and Zn4Sb3 (zT= 0.8 at 550 K) as the p-type material synthesized by vacuum hot press method. Carbon paste has been used to join the semiconductor legs to metal (Molybdenum) electrodes to reduce the contact resistance. The multi-couple (4 legs) generator results a maximum output power of 1.083 mW at a temperature difference of 240 K between the hot and cold sides. In this investigation, an I-V characteristic, maximum output power of the thermoelectric module is presented. The efficiency of thermoelectric module is obtained as eta= 0.273 %.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS, 2 HUNTINGTON QUADRANGLE, STE 1NO1, MELVILLE, NY 11747-4501 USA.
Keywords: Figure of merit; Contact Resistance; Thermoelectric energy conversion
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2014 05:19
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2014 05:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50184

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