Development of microthermophotovoltaic system

Yang, W. M.; Chou, S. K.; Shu, C.; Li, Z. W.; Xue, H.
December 2002
Applied Physics Letters;12/30/2002, Vol. 81 Issue 27, p5255
Academic Journal
A power microelectromechanical concept, a microthermophotovoltaic system, is described in this work. The system uses hydrogen as fuel and is capable of delivering 4.5 W of electrical power to a microcombustor 0.1 cm³ in volume. It does not involve any moving parts. Its fabrication and assembly are relatively easy. As a result, it can be more commonly used in commercial electronics and microdevices.


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