Zinc Antimonide Thin Film Based Flexible Thermoelectric Module

Seyedmohammad Mortazavinatanzi, S. Mojtaba M. Hosseini, Lirong Song, Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Lasse Rosendahl, Alireza Rezaniakolaei

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Zinc-antimonide is an encouraging alternative thermoelectric material to bismuth telluride based material for medium temperature range applications. In this work two fabrication concepts are proposed to build flexible modules using P-type zinc-antimony thin film and constantan straps, where the constantan was used as flexible electrical interconnect and N-type thermoelectric element. Nano-silver paste was applied as the bonding material and adhesive substance to tolerate a higher range of temperatures. The thin film specimen consisted of a 600 nm thin layer of zinc-antimonide deposited by magnetron co-sputtering on a 350 µm thick glass substrate. The proposed device configurations generate peak power of 3.5 μW and 13.5 μW at hot side temperatures of 250 °C and 330 °C, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number128582
JournalMaterials Letters
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • Flexible thin-film thermoelectric generator
  • Silver sintering
  • Zinc antimonide

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