Power-source-free energy generator
Project Description

This project is to design an electric power generator by phase-transforming ferroelectric materials from small temperature fluctuations.

Supervisor
CHEN Sherry
Quota
3
Course type
UROP1000
UROP1100
UROP2100
UROP3100
UROP4100
Applicant's Roles

The role of the students is to assist the postdoc and postgraduate students to develop a heating/cooling platform and waste heat recycling apparatus. They need to design the interface between different functional parts and integrate them into a close system. Also they need to learn the basic principles of energy generation by phase-transforming materials. They should be able to analyze the thermodynamics and calculate the energy density of the device.

Applicant's Learning Objectives

Understand the mechanism of the new energy conversion; Gain the hands on experiences on experimental design, data acquisition and analysis.

Complexity of the project
Challenging