Flexible thermoelectric system based on inorganic bulk materials

H. J. Park, D. G. Kim, Y. M. Eom, W. Dimuthu, D. K. Lee, W. Kim

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This paper reports the flexible thermoelectric system based on inorganic bulk materials. Due to its structural design, while the bulk inorganic thermoelectric materials were used, it shows enough flexibility to be adopted on irregular surface such as human skin. To measure the thermoelectric performance, the refrigeration and power harvesting were conducted on human skin. It successfully refrigerate the human skin about 3.3 K power with the portable battery. And the 78-μW power output was achieved with 7.2-mV voltage on human skin.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012134
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 26
Event17th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, PowerMEMS 2017 - Kanazawa, Japan
Duration: 2017 Nov 142017 Nov 17

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was partially supported by the Graduate School of YONSEI University Research Scholarship Grants in 2017 and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (NRF-2015R1A5A1036133)

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© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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