Displayed at Nano Tech 2013, the new thermoelectric converter module from Fujifilm makes use of an organic polymer material to provide the highest thermoelectric conversion efficiency ever. Featuring the power generation capacity of several milliwatts, the latest thermoelectric converter module can generate electricity with a temperature difference of 1°C.
Developed in cooperation with AIST, the thermoelectric converter module can be fabricated with an organic material and printing technologies. Attached to the rear of a photovoltaic panel to collect energy proficiently, the thermoelectric converter module can easily be fixed to a human body to run a health monitoring device. At present, we don’t have much details of the new organic material, but Fujifilm is expected to announce the new thermoelectric conversion material at the 60th JSAP Spring Meeting 2013, scheduled from March 27-30 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.