Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2017156296) THERMOELECTRIC PIEZOELECTRIC GENERATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156296    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021613
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01L 35/32
H01L 41/113
Applicants: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Inventors: CARROLL, David, L.
MONTGOMERY, David
Title: THERMOELECTRIC PIEZOELECTRIC GENERATOR
Abstract:
Electric generators are described herein integrating thermoelectric and piezoelectric components. In some embodiments, an electric generator comprises a thermoelectric film having a plurality of lateral p-n junctions across a face of the film, the lateral p-n junctions established at interfaces between p-type regions and n-type regions. A piezoelectric film is coupled to the thermoelectric film and an electrode is coupled to the piezoelectric film.