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Accurate Electrothermal Modeling of Thermoelectric Generators

Mohammad Javad Dousti, Antonio Petraglia, Massoud Pedram
2015 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 2015   unpublished
Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) provide a unique way for harvesting thermal energy. These devices are compact, durable, inexpensive, and scalable.  ...  saved by the proposed modeling technique.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This project is funded in part by the Computer Systems program of the Division of Computer and Network Systems of the US NSF CISE, and the Brazilian research agencies CAPES, CNPq, and FAPERJ  ... 
doi:10.7873/date.2015.0516 fatcat:pdvql37sjbek5aamijcdn6t534

Special issue: electrothermal and thermoelectric modeling of nanoscale devices

Dragica Vasileska, Katerina Raleva
2016 Journal of Computational Electronics  
Both modeling of electrothermal effects and thermoelectric effects requires development of sophisticated simulation tools and expertize in both the theoretical formulation of the problem at hand and its  ...  The purpose of this special issue is to describe modeling of thermal effects in semiconductor devices.  ...  Both modeling of electrothermal effects and thermoelectric effects requires development of sophisticated simulation tools and expertize in both the theoretical formulation of the problem at hand and its  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10825-016-0796-3 fatcat:e6vnoebryvazxheet6haygnvbm

Modeling and Simulation of Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Processes [chapter]

Piotr Dziurdzia
2011 Sustainable Energy Harvesting Technologies - Past, Present and Future  
Future research work will be focused on more accurate modeling of temperature functions of the crucial parameters.  ...  Electrothermal Macromodel of Active Heat Sink for Cooling  ...  Electrothermal model of thermoelectric generator based on Peltier modules Complexity of the electrothermal behaviour of thermoelectric devices -that is described by nonlinear differential equations -can  ... 
doi:10.5772/28530 fatcat:iku5ojqjmjemxfqw3j3dwtdxra

Nonlinear Heat Conduction in Coulomb-blockaded Quantum Dots

Miguel A. Sierra, David Sánchez
2015 Materials Today: Proceedings  
Power can be generated by either voltage or temperature biases.  ...  A study of this phenomenon in the heat current is necessary for an accurate assessment of the cooling properties of nanostructured thermoelectric modules [1, 12] .  ...  In our system, the electrothermal conductance , which describes the amount of power generated in response to a voltage bias should be reciprocal to the thermoelectric conductance = / , which measures the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2015.05.066 fatcat:ps7l55remvhtjifcqfys7q2y2u

Silicon Microrefrigerator

Y. Zhang, G. Zeng, A. Shakouri
2006 IEEE transactions on components and packaging technologies  
A 3-D finite element electrothermal model is used to analyze non-ideal factors inside the device and predict its limits.  ...  the low thermoelectric figure-of-merit (ZT) of the material.  ...  Fig. 3 . 3 Three-dimensional electrothermal model of silicon microrefrigerator with meshing.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcapt.2006.880508 fatcat:iw7qldmpnvhdnbxkndg66vh5fi

Improved maximum cooling by optimizing the geometry of thermoelectric leg elements

Yan Zhang, Zhixi Bian, A. Shakouri
2005 ICT 2005. 24th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, 2005.  
In this paper, we investigate the effect of the thermoelectric leg geometry and boundary conditions on the overall device cooling performance.  ...  We present a detailed 3D electrothermal analysis of heat and current distribution in a Bi 2 Te 3 single-leg element with 50x50µm 2 cold side contact area, which is smaller than the element cross section  ...  1) R e electrical resistance of the element R th thermal resistance of the element Introduction Thermoelectric coolers/power generators attract lots of attention because they are quiet, environmentally-green  ... 
doi:10.1109/ict.2005.1519930 fatcat:3za2oaxipbdkdeh4ecrchbs5ra

Thermal converters as AC-DC transfer standards for current and voltage measurements at audio frequencies

F.L. Hermach
1952 Journal of research of the National Bureau of Standards  
, and thermoelectric modeling for the critical elements in the newly proposed thermal transfer standards.  ...  In general, the rate of transformation of energy from electrical to thermal form in thermal converters is proportional to the root-mean-square (rms) values of current and voltage.  ...  , and thermoelectric modeling for the critical elements in the newly proposed thermal transfer standards.  ... 
doi:10.6028/jres.048.018 fatcat:eng3i2kqpfez3enofn4ifjjbm4

Synthesis and Thermophysical Characterization of Bismuth Based High-Tc Superconductors [chapter]

Anis-ur-Rehman Muhammad, Asghari Maqsoo
2010 Superconductor  
Thermoelectric material applications include refrigeration or electrical power generation.  ...  Thermoelectric materials used in the present refrigeration or power generation devices are heavily doped semiconductors.  ... 
doi:10.5772/10126 fatcat:shzn547d6zf47a364za5ko2fxq

AC electrothermal enhancement of heterogeneous assays in microfluidics

Hope C. Feldman, Marin Sigurdson, Carl D. Meinhart
2007 Lab on a Chip  
The electrothermal enhancement of this assay was modeled numerically and agrees with experimental binding rates.  ...  AC electrokinetic forces are used to generate electrothermal flow, which in turn produces a circular stirring fluid motion that enhances the transport of diffusion-limited proteins.  ...  Maximum electrothermal velocity generated is 1.1 mm s 21 , near the inside edges of the electrodes. Cavity sides extend well beyond plotted region.  ... 
doi:10.1039/b706745c pmid:17960285 fatcat:y6a5e3jptfa4lizcovahrll2ii

SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE FOR IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY OF THERMOELECTRIC ENERGY CONVERTERS

Roman Dunets, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine, Bogdan Dzundza, Oksana Kostyuk, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine, Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University, Ukraine
2020 Measuring Equipment and Metrology  
For the analysis of the obtained spectra, an electrothermal model was taken as a basis, which describes the experimental results well and allows one to obtain not only electrical but also thermal characteristics  ...  of a thermoelectric energy converter.  ...  of this article.  ... 
doi:10.23939/istcmtm2020.04.018 fatcat:z3k3fkgvjnging3bv5vyanfudq

Electrothermal engineering in the nanometer era

Kaustav Banerjee, Sheng-Chih Lin, Navin Srivastava
2006 Proceedings of the 2006 conference on Asia South Pacific design automation - ASP-DAC '06  
Management of electrothermal (ET) issues arising due to power dissipation both at the micro-and macro-scale is central to the development of future generation microprocessors, integrated networks, and  ...  A recently developed system level ET analysis methodology and tool that comprehends ET couplings in a self-consistent manner and can generate accurate thermal profile of the substrate is summarized.  ...  ., Fujitsu Labs. of America, Mentor Graphics Corp., NIST, SRC and the University of California-MICRO program.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1118299.1118360 fatcat:62pp7iver5dudjt4i54tkrehlu

Range Extension of a Bimorph Varifocal Micromirror Through Actuation by a Peltier Element

Alan Paterson, Ralf Bauer, Li Li, Walter Lubeigt, Deepak Uttamchandani
2015 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics  
The experimental characterization of the micromirror was used as a basis for accurate finite element modeling of the device and its actuation.  ...  to previously reported electrothermal and optothermal actuation techniques for the device.  ...  the sensitivity of the models to this parameter.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jstqe.2014.2381464 fatcat:ynvzv2o27ngvxarav47aq3l2cu

Control Principles and On-Chip Circuits for Active Cooling Using Integrated Superlattice-Based Thin-Film Thermoelectric Devices

Borislav Alexandrov, Owen Sullivan, William J. Song, Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Satish Kumar, Saibal Mukhopadhyay
2014 IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (vlsi) Systems  
Using thermal compact models of the chip and package with integrated TECs, the control principles for TEC-assisted transient cooling are presented.  ...  Superlattice thin-film thermoelectric coolers (TECs) are emerging as a promising technology for hot spot mitigation in microprocessors.  ...  to perform accurate electrothermal simulation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvlsi.2013.2278951 fatcat:4d5aftv5ivekho6u5g44cfpz3e

Impact of thermoelectric phenomena on phase-change memory performance metrics and scaling

Jaeho Lee, Mehdi Asheghi, Kenneth E Goodson
2012 Nanotechnology  
Precise understanding of thermoelectric phenomena and their impact on device performance is a critical part of PCM design strategies.  ...  The coupled transport of heat and electrical current, or thermoelectric phenomena, can strongly influence the temperature distribution and figures of merit for phase-change memory (PCM).  ...  Electrothermal modeling of phase-change memory Simulation details There have been a number of simulations developed for PCM cells, including the one-dimensional (1D) conduction model [10] , 2D cylindrical  ... 
doi:10.1088/0957-4484/23/20/205201 pmid:22543873 fatcat:pdyflr34zvgijeg2nwbmfo3wta

Thermoelectric generators

Jay Patel, Manmohan Singh
2021 Open Science Journal  
Thermoelectric generators serve for this purpose.  ...  First of all, a single module of thermoelectric generator will be made using p and n type material, as well as using conductive material and some ceramic substance.  ...  Modeling The first step in any of the simulation-based analysis is the modeling of the accurate and the best possible geometry.  ... 
doi:10.23954/osj.v6i2.2709 fatcat:2ynqiknlhzggbfbfaqhiygeymi
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