Capacitor discharge sintering with silver-nickel nano-composite in the interconnection of thermoelectric generators

C. H. Lu, Y. C. Lin, K. Wang, M. J. Dai, C. K. Liu, L. L. Liao, H. C. Chien, Y. S. Chen

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Abstract

This paper presents a capacitor discharge sintering process with a homemade silver-nickel paste for thermoelectric element interconnections. The paste is a 75 nm silver/nickel composite mixture. Without using any specific atmosphere control, the capacitor discharge is capable of nanoparticle sintering with time-efficient process at room temperature. A 0.01 F capacitor is serially connected to the sample and charged to 10 V (0.5 Joule) for the sintering process. To evaluate the conductivity of the sintered composite, the conductive material is screen-printed on an Al2 O3 ceramic substrate; it forms a rectangular tunnel to bridge two silver electrodes. After sintering process, the resistance of the screened conductive pass-way is dropped from 9.47 Ω to 0.35 Ω. The bonding strength and high temperature resistance test results of the sintered composite is also presented in this paper. Without generating a lot of heat, the sintering process can be applicable to flexible electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages370-373
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479947270
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 23
Event9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014 - Waikiki Beach, United States
Duration: 2014 Apr 132014 Apr 16

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Name9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014

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Other9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityWaikiki Beach
Period14-04-1314-04-16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lu, C. H., Lin, Y. C., Wang, K., Dai, M. J., Liu, C. K., Liao, L. L., ... Chen, Y. S. (2014). Capacitor discharge sintering with silver-nickel nano-composite in the interconnection of thermoelectric generators. In 9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014 (pp. 370-373). [6908829] (9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE-NEMS 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NEMS.2014.6908829