NanoWires

High throughput metrology for nanowire energy harvesting devices

EMPIR project 19ENG05

Energy harvesting from renewable sources (solar, heat and movement) is a prominent solution to create small amounts of electrical energy in areas of difficult access, and energy harvesting devices have much potential to address our world energy problems. Nanowire (NW) based energy harvesting systems have achieved encouraging progress, but due to nanometre (nm) dimensions of the wires and large size (m2) of the devices, they also bring challenges for testing and characterisation. Average properties of energy harvesting devices can be measured, but a quantitative link and correlation between the performance of single NWs and that of the overall device is lacking.

OBJECTIVES
  • Develop traceable measurement methods for high throughput nanodimensional characterisation of NW energy harvesters
  • Develop traceable measurement methods for high throughput nanoelectrical characterisation of semiconductor NW solar cells
  • Develop and validate traceable measurement methods and models for high throughput nanomechanical characterisation of NWs
  • Develop and validate traceable measurement techniques for thermoelectrical characterisation, based on fast areal thermal imaging of NWs
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