Thin-film thermoelectric device and fabrication method of same
A termoelectric device and method for manufacturing thethermoelectric device. The termoelectric device includes at leastone deposited film of a thermoelectric material having opposedfirst and second major surfaces separated by a thickness of the atleast one deposited film with the at least one deposited film beingpatterned to define a plurality of thermoelements arranged in amatrix pattern having rows of alternating conductivity type, afirst header having formed thereon a first interconnecting memberwith the first header mounted on the first major surface of thedeposited film such that the first interconnecting member isconnected to one side of the plurality of thermoelements andconnects adjacent thermoelements of an opposite conductivity type,and a second header having formed thereon a second interconnectingmember with the second heads mounted on the second major surface ofthe deposited film such that the second interconnecting member isconnected to an opposite side of said plurality of thermoelementsand connects adjacent thermoelements of an opposite conductivitytype.
Venkatasubramanian, R. (2001). IPC No. U.S.Thin-film thermoelectric device and fabrication method of same (Patent No. 6300150.)