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A Novel 3D TCAD Simulation of a Thermoelectric Couple configured for Thermoelectric Power Generation

GOULD, Christopher and SHAMMAS, NYA and GRAINGER, Stephen and TAYLOR, Ian (2011) A Novel 3D TCAD Simulation of a Thermoelectric Couple configured for Thermoelectric Power Generation. In: unspecified unspecified.

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This paper documents the novel design, modelling and 3D simulation of a single thermoelectric couple using the Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD)semiconductor simulation software package by Synopsys.Preliminary simulation results are presented for thermoelectric
power generation, and successfully demonstrate the basic
thermoelectric effects, and how the application of a temperature gradient to a thermoelectric couple results in a small amount of electrical power being generated at a load resistor. The TCAD simulation model will enable further investigation in the future into different material structures, thermoelectric couple and module design, and the improvement in efficiency and thermoelectric module performance.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thermoelectric, Seebeck, micro-power generation, TCAD, 3D simulation
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
J900 Others in Technology
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering
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Depositing User: Rakesh YEDLA
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 14 May 2013 21:03
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/152

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