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Flexible Thermoelectric Generators and 2-D Graphene pH Sensors for Wireless Sensing in Hot Spring Ecosystem

Abstract Energy harvesting from ambient is important to configuring Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for environmental data collecting. In this work, highly flexible thermoelectric generators (TEGs) have been studied and fabricated to supply power to the wireless sensor notes used for data collecting in hot spring environment. The fabricated flexible TEGs can be easily deployed on the uneven surface of heated rocks at the rim of hot springs. By employing the temperature gradient between the hot rock surface and the air, these TEGs can generate power to extend the battery lifetime of the sensor notes and therefore reduce multiple batteries changes where the environment is usually harsh in hot springs. Also, they show great promise for self-powered wire... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Han, Ruirui (Author) / Yu, Hongyu (Advisor) / Jiang, Hanqing (Committee member) / Yu, Hongbin (Committee member) / Garnero, Edward (Committee member) / Li, Mingming (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Mechanical engineering / Materials Science / Energy Harvesting / Flexible Device / MEMS Sensors / Micro Fabrication / Thermoelectricity / Thin Film
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 127 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Exploration Systems Design 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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