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.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2018 Jul 26|
|Event||17th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, PowerMEMS 2017 - Kanazawa, Japan|
Duration: 2017 Nov 14 → 2017 Nov 17
Bibliographical noteFunding 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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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)