Flexible Thermoelectric Generator Using Kirigami-Folding Structure

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Abstract

In order to realize a flexible thermoelectric generator (TEG) with high output performance and deformability, we have developed TEG with a kind of kirigami-folding structure which called 'Tomoe-folding'. The proposed TEG with Tomoe-folding structure not only obtain a large temperature difference due to fold up from the heat source, but also have a flexibility to be attached to a curved surface because of kirigami structure. In this paper, power generation performance was compared with the 2 type TEGs. As a result, we have shown that the output power was dramatically improved by folding TEG into Tomoe-folding structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages467-470
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665412674
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 20
Event21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 2021 Jun 202021 Jun 25

Publication series

Name21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/6/2021/6/25

Keywords

  • Flexible device
  • Kirigami
  • Origami
  • Thermoelectric generator
  • Tomoe-folding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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