The invention relates to method for manufacturing a thermoelectric generator, comprising the steps of replicating a structure into a flexible substrate (4) for providing a set of cavities (4a); providing an initiator (2a) in the cavities for growing respective piles (6, 7) of thermoelectric materials; growing the respective piles of thermoelectric materials from said initiator; providing electrical connection between the respective piles of thermoelectric materials for forming thermocouples of the thermoelectric generator. The invention further relates to a wearable thermoelectric generator and a garment comprising the same.

Title
Method for Manufacturing a Thermoelectric Generator, a Wearable Thermoelectric Generator and a Garment Comprising the Same
Application Number
12/995662
Publication Number
20110154558
Application Date
June 2, 2009
Publication Date
June 30, 2011
Inventor
Ruud Vullers
Erwin Rinaldo Meinders
Maria Peter
Assignee
Stichting IMEC Nederland
Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
IPC
H01L 35/32
A41D 31/00
B05D 05/12
H01L 35/34
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