Research

All-printed thermoelectric generators

Principal investigator: Oliver FENWICK
Funding source(s): Royal Society
 Start: 01-10-2017  /  End: 31-03-2021
 Amount: £110,748
SEMS divisions:
Conductive ink printed on paper.Organic thermoelectric materials are in the early stages of development, and the excitement surrounding them lies in their low cost, solution processability (they can be printed) and their mechanical flexibility. In short, they could revolutionise thermoelectric power generation. In this project, an OTEG will be fabricated on paper by a novel printing process. It is a cheap, scalable process that is much-needed for OTEGs to become reality. Furthermore, this project follows the conviction that a fundamental understanding of OTEG device physics will accelerate the development of improved thermoelectric materials