Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794, USA
Jon P. Longtin
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY, USA; Center for Accelerator Science and Education, Stony Brook University, NY, USA
David J. Hwang
Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
In this study, we demonstrate a small thermoelectric generator (TEG) module that consists of Bi2Te3 legs fabricated by additive manufacturing technology named Laser-Assisted Additive Ink Fabrication (LAAIF). Dispensed thermoelectric (TE) legs were completed and functionalized by laser curing and sintering steps. We present the preliminary laser sintering of TE inks to make conductive and funational features and small module fabrication. The resulting N-type and P-type Bi2Te3 legs fabricated on silver paste coated glass and thermal-sprayed electrode patterns showed promising voltage output with good thermal and mechanical stability.