Thermoelectric energy harvester fabricated in thick‐film/LTCC technology

Thermoelectric energy harvester fabricated in thick‐film/LTCC technology Purpose – The purpose of this work was fabrication of a small energy harvester. Design/methodology/approach – The multilayer thermoelectric power generator based on thick‐film and low temperature co‐fired ceramic (LTCC) technology was fabricated. Precise paths printing method was used to fabricate Ag/Ni and Ag/PdAg thermocouples on a number of unfired LTCC tapes. The tapes were put together to form a multilayer stack. The via holes were used to make the electrical connections between adjacent layers. Finally, the multilayer stack was fired in the appropriate thermal profile. Findings – It consists of 450 thermocouples and generates output voltage of about 0.45 V and output electrical power of about 0.13 mW when a temperature difference along the structure is 135°C. In the paper, individual stages of energy harvester fabrication process as well as its output parameters are presented. Originality/value – Miniaturized thermoelectric energy harvester based on thick‐film and LTCC technology was fabricated. As materials, metal‐based pastes were used. This is the first paper where multilayer thermoelectric harvester, fabricated with the aid of LTCC technology, was described. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Microelectronics International Emerald Publishing

Thermoelectric energy harvester fabricated in thick‐film/LTCC technology

Microelectronics International, Volume 31 (3): 10 – Jul 29, 2014

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1356-5362
DOI
10.1108/MI-11-2013-0077
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this work was fabrication of a small energy harvester. Design/methodology/approach – The multilayer thermoelectric power generator based on thick‐film and low temperature co‐fired ceramic (LTCC) technology was fabricated. Precise paths printing method was used to fabricate Ag/Ni and Ag/PdAg thermocouples on a number of unfired LTCC tapes. The tapes were put together to form a multilayer stack. The via holes were used to make the electrical connections between adjacent layers. Finally, the multilayer stack was fired in the appropriate thermal profile. Findings – It consists of 450 thermocouples and generates output voltage of about 0.45 V and output electrical power of about 0.13 mW when a temperature difference along the structure is 135°C. In the paper, individual stages of energy harvester fabrication process as well as its output parameters are presented. Originality/value – Miniaturized thermoelectric energy harvester based on thick‐film and LTCC technology was fabricated. As materials, metal‐based pastes were used. This is the first paper where multilayer thermoelectric harvester, fabricated with the aid of LTCC technology, was described.

Journal

Microelectronics InternationalEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 29, 2014

Keywords: LTCC; Energy harvester; Generator; Thermocouples; Thermoelectricity; Thick‐film

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