ZnO based thermopower wave sources

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Year: 2012
Type of Publication: Article
  • Sumeet Walia, Sivacarendran Balendhran Rodney Weber
Journal: Chemical Communications Volume: 48
Number: 60
Month: 2012
PT: J; TC: 0; UT: WOS:000305883400010
Exothermic chemical reactions of nitrocellulose are coupled onto thermoelectric zinc oxide (ZnO) layers to generate self-propagating thermopower waves resulting in highly oscillatory voltage output of the order of 500 mV. The peak specific power obtained from ZnO based sources is approximately 0.5 kW kg(-1).