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.
Microelectronics International – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 29, 2014
Keywords: LTCC; Energy harvester; Generator; Thermocouples; Thermoelectricity; Thick‐film
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