• Patent

Thin-film thermoelectric device and fabrication method of same

Citation

Venkatasubramanian, R. (2001). IPC No. U.S.Thin-film thermoelectric device and fabrication method of same (Patent No. 6300150.)

Abstract

A termoelectric device and method for manufacturing the thermoelectric device. The termoelectric device includes at least one deposited film of a thermoelectric material having opposed first and second major surfaces separated by a thickness of the at least one deposited film with the at least one deposited film being patterned to define a plurality of thermoelements arranged in a matrix pattern having rows of alternating conductivity type, a first header having formed thereon a first interconnecting member with the first header mounted on the first major surface of the deposited film such that the first interconnecting member is connected to one side of the plurality of thermoelements and connects adjacent thermoelements of an opposite conductivity type, and a second header having formed thereon a second interconnecting member with the second heads mounted on the second major surface of the deposited film such that the second interconnecting member is connected to an opposite side of said plurality of thermoelements and connects adjacent thermoelements of an opposite conductivity type.