Thermopower measurement of freestanding nanowires using a MEMS workbench

Nicolas B. Duarte, Srinivas A. Tadigadapa

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Abstract

Nanowires of a diameter less than 50nm have been predicted to exhibit a higher thermoelectric figure of merit in comparison to their bulk equivalent. In order to experimentally measure the thermoelectric power in nanowires it is necessary to design and fabricate a measurement platform that is ideally matched in thermal and physical size and capable of testing a large number of individual nanowires in a high throughput manner. In this paper we present the design, fabrication, and characterization of a MEMS thermoelectric workbench with a high density of testing locations. Characteristic measurements of the thermoelectric power of Au nanowires are presented as demonstration of the workbench functionality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications V. Special Focus Topics
Subtitle of host publicationTransducers at the Micro-Nano Interface
Volume6885
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 31 2008
EventMEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications V. Special Focus Topics: Transducers at the Micro-Nano Interface - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2008Jan 22 2008

Other

OtherMEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications V. Special Focus Topics: Transducers at the Micro-Nano Interface
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/21/081/22/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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