Thermoelectric modules built using ceramic legs grown by laser floating zone
authors Ferreira, NM; Lopes, D; Kovalevsky, AV; Costa, FM; Sotelo, A; Madre, MA; Rezania, A
nationality International
journal CERAMICS INTERNATIONAL
author keywords Thermoelectric module; Laser floating zone; Thermoelectric oxide; Thermoelectric performance; n- and p-type thermoelectric materials
keywords POWER-GENERATION; TEST SYSTEM; OXIDE; PERFORMANCE; FABRICATION; MANGANITE
abstract The present work reports the first attempt of thermoelectric module design, based on oxide materials grown through the laser floating zone technique. Two modules with 4-legs thermoelectric were assembled using Bi(2)Ba(2)Co(2)Oy fibres as p-type legs, while Ca0.9La0.1MnO3 and CaMn0.95Nb0.05O3 fibres were used as n-type legs. Structural and electrical characterisation of the individual fibres was performed, and the results compared to the literature. The evolution of open-circuit voltage on heating and cooling up to 723 K, present the expected trends based on the Seebeck coefficient of the individual fibres, suggesting good reliability of the modules during temperature cycling. The power generation performance was evaluated for a temperature difference up to 500 K under different electric loads. The maximum measured power was similar to 2.2 mW for a module volume of similar to 39 mm(3). Nevertheless, the module here studies possess better performance than those commercially available.
publisher ELSEVIER SCI LTD
issn 0272-8842
isbn 1873-3956
year published 2020
volume 46
issue 15
beginning page 24318
ending page 24325
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.06.213
web of science category Materials Science, Ceramics
subject category Materials Science
unique article identifier WOS:000564325800005
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