Fabrication and power generation characteristics of p-NaCo 2O4/n-ZnO oxide thermoelectric modules

Takeshi Souma, Michitaka Ohtaki, Masayuki Shigeno, Yasuhiro Ohba, Norikazu Nakamura, Toshitada Shimozaki

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    A prototype of thermoelectric module using oxide materials has been successfully fabricated, and the power generation characteristics have been examined in the high temperature region around 773 K (500 °C). Twelve couples of sintered p-NaCo2O4 and n-ZnO materials were connected via silver conducting strips with a planer arrangement jointed by using a diffusion welding technique under 16 MPa at 1023 K in Ar. A maximum power output of 58 mW was achieved at a temperature condition of T H/TL= 839/377 K. The details of the power generation characteristics of the oxide module will be presented and the performance will be discussed with other oxide modules.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings ICT'06 - 25th International Conference on Thermoelectrics
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventICT'06 - 25th International Conference on Thermoelectrics - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: Aug 6 2006Aug 10 2006

    Publication series

    NameInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings


    OtherICT'06 - 25th International Conference on Thermoelectrics

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Engineering(all)

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