Generatoare termoelectrice: tehnologie şi aplicaţii

Mihail Chira, Andreea Hegyi, Henriette Szilagyi

Rezumat/Abstract. Power costs increasing, environmental pollution and global warming are issues that we are dealing with in the present time. To reduce their effects, scientists are focusing on improving energy harvesting-based power generators. Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) have demonstrated their ability to directly convert thermal energy into an electrical one via the Seebeck effect. Also, they are environmentally friendly because they do not contain chemical products, they operate silently because they do not have mechanical structures and/or moving parts, and they can be fabricated on many types of substrates like silicon, polymers, and ceramics. Furthermore, TEGs are position-independent, present a long operating lifetime and are suitable for integration into bulk and flexible devices.

Cuvinte cheie/Key words: thermoelectric generators, Seebeck effect, silicon, polymers, ceramics

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