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Title: Inorganic thermoelectric fibers: a review of materials, fabrication methods, and applications
Authors: Xin, Jiwu
Abdul Basit
Li, Sihui
Danto, Sylvain
Tjin, Swee Chuan
Wei, Lei
Keywords: Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Xin, J., Abdul Basit, Li, S., Danto, S., Tjin, S. C. & Wei, L. (2021). Inorganic thermoelectric fibers: a review of materials, fabrication methods, and applications. Sensors, 21(10), 3437-.
Project: MOE2019-T2-2-127
Journal: Sensors
Abstract: Thermoelectric technology can directly harvest the waste heat into electricity, which is a promising field of green and sustainable energy. In this aspect, flexible thermoelectrics (FTE) such as wearable fabrics, smart biosensing, and biomedical electronics offer a variety of applications. Since the nanofibers are one of the important constructions of FTE, inorganic thermoelectric fibers are focused on here due to their excellent thermoelectric performance and acceptable flexibility. Additionally, measurement and microstructure characterizations for various thermoelectric fibers (Bi-Sb-Te, Ag2Te, PbTe, SnSe and NaCo2O4) made by different fabrication methods, such as electrospinning, two-step anodization process, solution-phase deposition method, focused ion beam, and self-heated 3ω method, are detailed. This review further illustrates that some techniques, such as thermal drawing method, result in high performance of fiber-based thermoelectric properties, which can emerge in wearable devices and smart electronics in the near future.
ISSN: 1424-8220
DOI: 10.3390/s21103437
DOI (Related Dataset): 10.21979/N9/5NK6U0
Schools: School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
Research Centres: The Photonics Institute 
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
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