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Large area transparent thin film thermoelectric devices for smart window and flexible applications


Report with Intermediate results on public dissemination

The complete public dissemination activities will be here reported.

Report on the performance of the fabricated sensing array with a scalable study

Once an optimal and scalable fabrication of the sensor is achieved, the performance is determined. The goal is to determine the key performance indicators of the sensor such as resolution, sensitivity, stability and noise level.

Report on the Substrate influence on temperature sensors array performance

The report will determine which substrate materials are suitable for the flexible sensor array. The thermophysical and chemical properties of the substrate are expected to play a crucial role in the selection of optimal substrate for the sensor performance.

Project Fact Sheet

The project fact sheet and project presentation will be delivered.

Report on the Band structures, Electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficients and ZT

The band structures of the relevant TE materials will be provided by the Abinit code and the electrical properties will be deduced with the Bolztrap code. The effect of doping on ZT will be emphasized.

Report on the durability and reproducibility of the TE-TF

In order to assess the behavior of the TE-TF over time, their durability and reproducibility will be evaluated from time to time, measuring the performances of the films through time and repeating working cycles.

Report on deposition temperature influence on temperature sensors array performance

The report will discuss the optimal deposition temperature for the functional material of the sensor array as the film properties are highly dependent on the deposition temperature.

Comparison between the TE properties of films deposited by sputtering/thermal evaporation and by ALD

Since the TE-TF will be deposited through different techniques, it is important to understand the influence of the deposition system on the TE properties and compare them. The goal is to have TE-TF deposited by ALD with the same (or better) properties then deposited by sputtering or thermal evaporation

Activity report on publications and presentations (public data available online)

All publications and presentation from the partners will be reported on the project website. Their status will be public or confidential depending on the partners wish.

Report on the Thermal conductivity of Bulk and nanograin films

The interatomic potentials will be defined to compute the thermal conductivity of relevant TE materials by using the conventional equilibrium and non-equilibrium Molecular Dynamics techniques. The effect of doping on thermal conductivity will be highlighted.

Study a scalable fabrication of the substrate material combination including interfaces, contacting and wiring

The study realizes a route how the sensor array may be fabricated at large scale. Materials and methods will be determined for fabrication of the sensor array and a way to connect it electrically with electronics.

Report on small area TE-TF devices with optimized properties for energy harvesting and thermal control

Small area TE-TF devices will be fabricated in order to demonstrate their behavior for energy harvesting and thermal control

Report on the optimized deposition processes together with the post deposition treatments

At this point, the deposition processes have been optimized and the influence of the deposition and post deposition parameters on the TE properties and substrate adhesion have been understood and will be reported

Comparison between the TE properties of the deposited TF and the simulations results.

At this point the TE TF have been optimized to have a ZT up to 0.5 at room temperature and their properties will be compared to the ones simulated based on materials theory.

Open access data

This deliverable will report the activity related with dissemination of project giving open access to all public results

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A numerical study on the design trade-offs of a thin-film thermoelectric generator for large-area applications

Author(s): Kirsi Tappura
Published in: Renewable Energy, Issue 120, 2018, Page(s) 78-87, ISSN 0960-1481
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.063

Synthesis of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots, Using 2,2-Bipyridine as a Capping and Phase Transfer Agent

Author(s): David M. Sousa, João Carlos Lima, Isabel Ferreira
Published in: ChemistrySelect, Issue 2/3, 2017, Page(s) 1271-1274, ISSN 2365-6549
DOI: 10.1002/slct.201601804

Optimization of Cuprous Oxides Thin Films to be used as Thermoelectric Touch Detectors

Author(s): Joana Figueira, Joana Loureiro, José Marques, Catarina Bianchi, Paulo Duarte, Mikko Ruoho, Ilkka Tittonen, Isabel Ferreira
Published in: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Issue 9/7, 2017, Page(s) 6520-6529, ISSN 1944-8244
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b12753

Optimizing the thermoelectric performance of graphene nano-ribbons without degrading the electronic properties

Author(s): Van-Truong Tran, Jérôme Saint-Martin, Philippe Dollfus, Sebastian Volz
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 7/1, 2017, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02230-0

Improved thermoelectric properties of nanocrystalline hydrogenated silicon thin films by post-deposition thermal annealing

Author(s): Joana Loureiro, Tiago Mateus, Sergej Filonovich, Marisa Ferreira, Joana Figueira, Alexandra Rodrigues, Brian F. Donovan, Patrick E. Hopkins, Isabel Ferreira
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 642, 2017, Page(s) 276-280, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2017.09.047

New composite of natural hydraulic lime mortar with graphene oxide

Author(s): Paulina Faria, Paulo Duarte, Davide Barbosa, Isabel Ferreira
Published in: Construction and Building Materials, Issue 156, 2017, Page(s) 1150-1157, ISSN 0950-0618
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.09.072

Third nearest neighbor parameterized tight binding model for graphene nano-ribbons

Author(s): Van-Truong Tran, Jérôme Saint-Martin, Philippe Dollfus, Sebastian Volz
Published in: AIP Advances, Issue 7/7, 2017, Page(s) 075212, ISSN 2158-3226
DOI: 10.1063/1.4994771

Cellulose-based electrospun fibers functionalized with polypyrrole and polyaniline for fully organic batteries

Author(s): A. C. Baptista, I. Ropio, B. Romba, J. P. Nobre, C. Henriques, J. C. Silva, J. I. Martins, J. P. Borges, I. Ferreira
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Issue 6/1, 2018, Page(s) 256-265, ISSN 2050-7488
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06457H

Exploitation of Transparent Conductive Oxides in the Implementation of a Window-Integrated Wireless Sensor Node

Author(s): Kaarle Jaakkola, Kirsi Tappura
Published in: IEEE Sensors Journal, Issue 18/17, 2018, Page(s) 7193-7202, ISSN 1530-437X
DOI: 10.1109/jsen.2018.2852561

A Thin-Film Thermoelectric Generator for Large-Area Applications

Author(s): Kirsi Tappura, Kaarle Jaakkola
Published in: Proceedings, Issue 2/13, 2018, Page(s) 779, ISSN 2504-3900
DOI: 10.3390/proceedings2130779

Vanadium Pentoxide Alloyed with Graphite for Thin-Film Thermal Sensors

Author(s): C. Bianchi, L. M. Ferreira, J. Loureiro, A. Rodrigues, P. Duarte, A. C. Baptista, I. M. Ferreira
Published in: Journal of Electronic Materials, Issue 45/3, 2016, Page(s) 1987-1991, ISSN 0361-5235
DOI: 10.1007/s11664-016-4363-2

V 2 O 5 Thin Films for Flexible and High Sensitivity Transparent Temperature Sensor

Author(s): Catarina Bianchi, Joana Loureiro, Paulo Duarte, Jose Marques, Joana Figueira, Ines Ropio, Isabel Ferreira
Published in: Advanced Materials Technologies, Issue 1/6, 2016, Page(s) 1600077, ISSN 2365-709X
DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600077

Large-area thermoelectric high-aspect-ratio nanostructures by atomic layer deposition

Author(s): Mikko Ruoho, Taneli Juntunen, Ilkka Tittonen
Published in: Nanotechnology, Issue 27/35, 2016, Page(s) 355403, ISSN 0957-4484
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/35/355403

Thermal conductivity of amorphous Al 2 O 3 /TiO 2 nanolaminates deposited by atomic layer deposition

Author(s): Saima Ali, Taneli Juntunen, Sakari Sintonen, Oili M E Ylivaara, Riikka L Puurunen, Harri Lipsanen, Ilkka Tittonen, Simo-Pekka Hannula
Published in: Nanotechnology, Issue 27/44, 2016, Page(s) 445704, ISSN 0957-4484
DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/44/445704

Transparent, Flexible, and Passive Thermal Touch Panel

Author(s): Mikko Ruoho, Taneli Juntunen, Tapani Alasaarela, Marko Pudas, Ilkka Tittonen
Published in: Advanced Materials Technologies, Issue 1/9, 2016, Page(s) 1600204, ISSN 2365-709X
DOI: 10.1002/admt.201600204

CuI p-type thin films for highly transparent thermoelectric p-n modules

Author(s): Bruno Miguel Morais Faustino, Diogo Gomes, Jaime Faria, Taneli Juntunen, Guilherme Gaspar, Catarina Bianchi, António Almeida, Ana Marques, Ilkka Tittonen, Isabel Ferreira
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 8/1, 2018, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25106-3