Journal article

ZnO based thermopower wave sources

Sumeet Walia, Rodney Weber, Sivacarendran Balendhran, David Yao, Joel T Abrahamson, Serge Zhuiykov, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram, Michael S Strano, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh

Chemical Communications | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2012

Abstract

Exothermic chemical reactions of nitrocellulose are coupled onto thermoelectric zinc oxide (ZnO) layers to generate self-propagating thermopower waves resulting in highly oscillatory voltage output of the order of 500 mV. The peak specific power obtained from ZnO based sources is approximately 0.5 kW kg(-1).

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Australian Research Council through Discovery Projects


Funding Acknowledgements

MB and SS acknowledge the Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Australian Research Council through Discovery Projects DP1092717 and DP110100262, respectively. The work was partially supported by the CSIRO Sensors and Sensor Networks Transformational Capability Platform and CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering Division-strategic co-investment SIP6 project "Nano Scale Sensor Networks".