Investigation of seebeck effect in metal oxide nanowires for powering autonomous microsystems

Year: 2014

Authors: Dalola S., Ferrari V., Faglia G., Comini E., Ferroni M., Soldano C., Zappa D., Sberveglieri G.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’informazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Via Branze 38, Brescia 25123 Italy;
Sensor Lab. Università degli Studi di Brescia and CNR-IDASC Via Valotti 9, Brescia 25133, Italy;

Abstract: The Seebeck effect in ZnO (n-type) and CuO (p-type) nanowire bundles grown on alumina substrates has been investigated. By combining n- and p-type nanostructured elements, a planar thermoelectric device has been proposed and characterized, confirming the feasibility of fabricating planar thermoelectric generators based on metal oxide nanowires with the future aim of powering autonomous sensors and microsystems.

Conference title: 17th National Conference on Sensors and Microsystems
Place: Brescia Italy

KeyWords: Autonomous Sensors; Metal Oxide; Nanowires; Thermoelectric Devices;
DOI: 10.1016/j.ins.2013.10.011

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