Flexible and foldable paper-substrate thermoelectric generator (teg)

Jhonathan Prieto Rojas (Inventor), Muhammad Mustafa Hussain (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

Flexible and foldable paper-substrate thermoelectric generators (TEGs) and methods for making the paper-substrate TEGs are disclosed. A method includes depositing a plurality of thermocouples in series on a paper substrate to create a paper-substrate TEG, wherein the plurality of thermocouples is deposited between two contact points of the paper-substrate TEG. The method may also include setting the power density and maximum achievable temperature gradient of the paper-substrate TEG by folding the paper-substrate TEG. A paper-substrate TEG apparatus may include a paper substrate and a plurality of thermocouples deposited in series on the paper substrate between two contact points of the paper-substrate TEG, wherein the power density and maximum achievable temperature gradient of the paper-substrate TEG is set by folding the paper-substrate TEG.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS 20170244019 A1
StatePublished - Aug 24 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2019-02-13

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