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Nano-carbon electrodes for thermal energy harvesting

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Thermogalvanic cells are capable of converting waste heat (generated as a by-product of almost all human activity) to electricity. These devices may alleviate the problems associated with the use of fossil fuels to meet the world's current demand for energy. This review discusses the developments in thermogalvanic systems attained through the use of nano-carbons as the electrode materials. Advances in cell design and electrode configuration that improve performance of these thermo converters and make them applicable in a variety of environments are also summarized. It is the aim of this review to act as a channel for further developments in thermogalvanic cell design and electrode engineering.

Authors


  •   Romano, Mark S. (external author)
  •   Razal, Joselito M. (external author)
  •   Antiohos, Dennis (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Chen, Jun

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Romano, M. S., Razal, J. M., Antiohos, D., Wallace, G. & Chen, J. (2015). Nano-carbon electrodes for thermal energy harvesting. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15 (1), 1-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84920666212

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1551

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Thermogalvanic cells are capable of converting waste heat (generated as a by-product of almost all human activity) to electricity. These devices may alleviate the problems associated with the use of fossil fuels to meet the world's current demand for energy. This review discusses the developments in thermogalvanic systems attained through the use of nano-carbons as the electrode materials. Advances in cell design and electrode configuration that improve performance of these thermo converters and make them applicable in a variety of environments are also summarized. It is the aim of this review to act as a channel for further developments in thermogalvanic cell design and electrode engineering.

Authors


  •   Romano, Mark S. (external author)
  •   Razal, Joselito M. (external author)
  •   Antiohos, Dennis (external author)
  •   Wallace, Gordon G.
  •   Chen, Jun

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Romano, M. S., Razal, J. M., Antiohos, D., Wallace, G. & Chen, J. (2015). Nano-carbon electrodes for thermal energy harvesting. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 15 (1), 1-14.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84920666212

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/1551

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 14

Volume


  • 15

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States