Flexible and semi-transparent thermoelectric energy harvesters from low cost bulk silicon (100).

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Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), ISSN: 1613-6829, Vol: 9, Issue: 23, Page: 3916-21, 3915

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10.1002/smll.201301025; 10.1002/smll.201301025/full
Sevilla, Galo Andres Torres; Inayat, Salman Bin; Rojas, Jhonathan Prieto; Hussain, Aftab Mustansir; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa
Wiley; Wiley-Blackwell; Wiley-VCH Verlag
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Materials Science; Engineering; bulk silicon (100); energy harvester; mono-crystalline; semi-transparent; thermoelectric
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Flexible and semi-transparent high performance thermoelectric energy harvesters are fabricated on low cost bulk mono-crystalline silicon (100) wafers. The released silicon is only 3.6% as thick as bulk silicon reducing the thermal loss significantly and generating nearly 30% more output power than unpeeled harvesters. This generic batch processing is a pragmatic way of transforming traditional silicon circuitry for extremely deformable high-performance integrated electronics. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.