Role of metal/silicon semiconductor contact engineering for enhanced output current in micro-sized microbial fuel cells

Justine E. Mink, Jhonathan Prieto Rojas, Kelly Rader, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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Abstract

We 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.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-554
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Volume211
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 25 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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