Thermomechanical and Thermal Contact Characteristics of Bismuth Telluride Films Electrodeposited on Carbon Nanotube Arrays

Himanshu Mishra, Purdue University - Main Campus
Baratunde Cola, Purdue University - Main Campus
Placidus Amama, Purdue University - Main Campus
Kalapi G. Biswas, Purdue University - Main Campus
Xianfan Xu, Birck Nanotechnology Center, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
Timothy Fisher, Birck Nanotechnology Center, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
Timothy D. Sands, Purdue University

Date of this Version

11-19-2009

Citation

DOI: 10.1002/adma.200803705

This document has been peer-reviewed.

 

Abstract

A scalable electrochemical process for addressing the thermomechanical compliance and contact resistance at metal/thermoelectric (M/TE) interfaces by integrating TE films with carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays is presented. Thermomechanical compliance and thermal contact characteristics of TE/CNT/M and TE/M contacts are compared. A process-flow for patterned electrodeposition of TE films on CNT arrays coated surfaces is also demonstrated.

Discipline(s)

Engineering | Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

 

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