The potential of heat to generate electricity

Lau, Hong Chiew (2008) The potential of heat to generate electricity. University Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Main objective of this thesis is to generate electricity by using the heat. We called this thermal electron flow. Within this, believe that it will help to switch on the fan if there is enough electrical produced. In this project, natural material had been used to help absorb the heat to allow the electron moving. And, the material used that can allow the electron flow was aluminum, copper and zinc. Copper is set the as the constants, which combined with aluminum and zinc. The temperature will affect the electron flow. The higher the temperature, the faster the electrons flow from the electron to hole. And so, the higher of the temperature will produce more voltage and current. So, test the experiment with some of the sand place outside under the sun which is between 32°C - 35°C, some place in room temperature at 27°C, and some by heating until 50°C - 60°C to get the vary temperature. From this experiment, it found that there were only extremely small voltage and current produce by the electron flow. So, there is not enough voltage to switch on the circuit that created, as planed to test the electrical generate by 3 V. The maximum voltage generated during the experiment was only 0.034mV. And the minimum of the voltage was 0.005. That is still far away from 3V. The conclusion of this project was that there is too many limitation of it. It's needed to re-think of the limitation and re-do this project with different idea, but not only using the heat.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: generate electricity, heat, thermal electron flow, electron, temperature
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 05:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 04:34

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