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    • Anisotropic effects on the thermoelectric properties of highly oriented electrodeposited Bi2Te3 films 

      Manzano, Cristina V.; Abad, Begoña; Muñoz, Miguel; Koh, Yee Rui; Hodson, Stephen L.; López Martínez, Antonio Miguel; Shakouri, Ali; Sands, Timothy D.; Borca-Tasciuc, Theodorian; Martin, Marisol (Macmillan Publishers, 2016-01-18)
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      Thermoelectric materials have garnered significant attention in response to the necessity to develop alternative energy sources than those that rely on fossil fuels. The performance of thermoelectric materials1 is quantified ...
    • Bottom-up processing of thermoelectric nanocomposites from colloidal nanocrystal building blocks: the case of Ag2Te–PbTe 

      Cadavid, Doris; Ibáñez, María; Gorsse, Stéphane; López Martínez, Antonio Miguel; Cirera, Albert; Morante Lleonart, Joan Ramon; Cabot, Andreu (2012-11-28)
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      Nanocomposites are highly promising materials to enhance the efficiency of current thermoelectric devices. A straightforward and at the same time highly versatile and controllable approach to produce nanocomposites is ...
    • Colloidal synthesis and thermoelectric properties of Cu2SnSe3 nanocrystals 

      Ibáñez, María; Cadavid, Doris; Anselmi-Tamburini, Umberto; Zamani, Reza; Gorsse, Stéphane; Li, Wenhua; López Martínez, Antonio Miguel; Morante Lleonart, Joan Ramon; Albiol, Jordi; Cabot, Andreu (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012-12-15)
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      Copper-based selenides are attracting increasing interest due to their outstanding optoelectronic and thermoelectric properties. Herein a novel colloidal synthetic route to prepare Cu2SnSe3 nanocrystals with controlled ...
    • Convective thermal fluxes in unsteady non-homogeneous flows 

      Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Sanchez Carcar, Jesus Maria; Lopez Gonzalez-Nieto, Pilar (2019-07)
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      In this paper we describe a novel experimental apparatus consisting of a thermoelectric driven heating and cooling device that could be used in didactic laboratories and research. Is possible to model common environmental ...
    • Crystallographic control at the nanoscale to enhance functionality:polytypic Cu2GeSe3 nanoparticles as thermoelectric materials 

      Ibáñez, María; Zamani, Reza; Li, Wenhua; Cadavid, Doris; Gorsse, Stéphane; Katcho, Nebil A.; Shavel, Alexey; López Martínez, Antonio Miguel; Morante Lleonart, Joan Ramon; Arbiol, Jordi; Cabot, Andreu (2012-11-14)
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      The potential to control the composition and crystal phase at the nanometer scale enable the production of nanocrystalline materials with enhanced functionalities and new applications. In the present work, we detail a ...
    • Design of a thermoelectric generator with fast transient respose 

      Fisac, Miguel; Villasevil Marco, Francisco Javier; López Martínez, Antonio Miguel (2015-04-13)
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      Thermoelectric modules are currently used both in Peltier cooling and in Seebeck mode for electricity generation. The developments experienced in both cases depend essentially on two factors: the thermoelectric properties ...
    • Development and experimental validation of a thermoelectric test bench for laboratory lessons 

      Rodríguez García, Antonio; Astrain Ulibarrena, David; Martínez Echeverri, Álvaro; Aranguren Garacochea, Patricia; Pérez Artieda, Gurutze (OmniaScience, 2013-12)
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      The refrigeration process reduces the temperature of a space or a given volume while the power generation process employs a source of thermal energy to generate electrical power. Because of the importance of these two ...
    • Disseny d'un sistema de control per a la generació d'electricitat basat en energia solar 

      Grébol Nogueras, Oriol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-06)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      En aquest projecte es dissenyarà un sistema de generació d'electricitat a partir d'una placa solar fotovoltaica. El sistema d'energia renovable consisteix en un panell solar, un convertidor de tensió i una bateria per poder ...
    • Electric power generation from combustion in porous media 

      Bubnovich Ivanovice, Valeri; Pedro San Martin, Pedro; Henriquez Vargas, Luis; Orlovskaya, Nina; González Rojas, Hernan Alberto (2016-09-12)
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      Combustion of lean air/fuel mixtures in an inert porous medium provides an efficient way to convert chemical energy of hydrocarbons into thermal energy. The porous medium effectively redistributes the heat allowing the ...
    • Estudio de generación de energía electrica en un automóvil utilizando células termoeléctricas. 

      Fernández Torres, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-06-22)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Desde que se descubrió la termoelectricidad en el siglo XIX, han sido muchos los que han querido llevar este fenómeno a la práctica mediante, por ejemplo, las células termoeléctricas. El propósito de este estudio es ...
    • Estudio de la viabilidad para la introducción al mercado y diseño de una fiambrera portátil generadora de frío y calor mediante el efecto Peltier 

      Morales Navarro, Sergi (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-06-10)
      Bachelor thesis
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      El proyecto pretende analizar la viabilidad que tendría la implementación al mercado de una fiambrera portátil generadora de frío y de calor. Por todos es sabido que los cambios en las sociedades generan nuevos estilos de ...
    • Feasibility study on thermal energy harvesting for low powered electronics in high-voltage substations 

      Kadechkar, Akash; Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Moreno Eguilaz, Juan Manuel; Capelli, Francesca (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Electronic devices combining sensors, wireless communications, and data processing capability allow easing predictive maintenance tasks in many applications. This paper applies this approach in power connectors for ...
    • Generador d'energia elèctrica a partir del calor corporal 

      Cañadas Sánchez, Ismael (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-05)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Aquest projecte pretén estudiar i desenvolupar el disseny i implementació d’un generador de voltatge a partir de la calor que desprèn l’ésser humà i aprofitar-la per a carregar dispositius com mòbils, smartphones, tabletes, ...
    • Generador termoeléctrico para alimentar sensores industriales 

      Ibáñez Frías, Andrés (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-01-31)
      Bachelor thesis
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      Diseño de un equipo térmoelectrico que permita la generación de energía electrica mediante celdas Peltier aprovechando el calor residual de las industrias. Este dispositivo debe ser capaz de generar la energía suficiente ...
    • Lunar ISRU Energy Storage and Electricity Generation 

      Fernández Palos, Mario; Serra, Pol; Fereres, Sonia; Stephenson, Keith; González Cinca, Ricardo (2020)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The survival of the astronauts and their equipment is the priority for any long-term exploration mission to the Moon. The provision of energy during the long lunar nights is a critical part of these missions. Several ...
    • Modelling and simulation of a thermoelectric structure with pellets of non-standard geometry and materials 

      Villasevil Marco, Francisco Javier; López Martínez, Antonio Miguel; Fisac, Miguel (Elsevier, 2013-08)
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      The aim of this paper is to develop and manufacture a thermoelectric structure operating in Peltier mode with non-standard materials, using a Finite Element Model. Thus, both the reliability of the Finite Element Model ...
    • Módulo termoeléctrico de nueva generación 

      García Novo, Javier (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2006-06)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
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      Este proyecto tiene como objetivo el conocimiento del entorno de la termoelectricidad y sus fenómenos, aplicados a células de efecto Peltier y Seebeck, así como la optimización de termoelementos desde diferentes puntos de ...
    • Multiple-input multiple-output energy processing for energy-harvesting applications 

      García Baños, Isabel; Pinar Baillés, Gerard; Martínez García, Herminio (2018)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      This article deals with energy harvesting field, which is a method of collecting energy from the environment to power small devices. This type of energy use is growing exponentially due to the appearance of many of these ...
    • Novel charge pump converter with Tunnel FET devices for ultra-low power energy harvesting sources 

      Nunes Cavalheiro, David Manuel; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Valtchev, Stanimir (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Compared to conventional technologies, the superior electrical characteristics of III-V Tunnel FET (TFET) devices can highly improve the process of energy harvesting conversion at ultra-low input voltage operation ...
    • Pespectives of TFET devices in ultra-low power charge pumps for thermo-electric energy sources 

      Nunes Cavalheiro, David Manuel; Moll Echeto, Francisco de Borja; Valtchev, Stanimir (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
      Conference report
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      The superior electrical characteristics of the heterojunction III-V Tunnel FET (TFET) devices can outperform current technologies in the process of energy harvesting conversion at ultra-low power supply voltage operation ...