The characteristic performance of the photosynthesis system as a nano-thermoelectric generator
Paper ID : 1021-ICNS
Sohrab Behnia *1, Parisa Hosseinnezad2, Samira Fathizade3
1a Department of science, Urmia University of Technology, Urmia, Iran.
2Urmia University of Technology
3Urmia university of Technology
Since energy is the most serious issue of the 21st century, by inspiring from nature, significant advances have been made to the use of renewable biological materials as energy storage devices. Nowadays, using renewable bio-materials and heat converting to the power supply is considered as a solution to the pollution and energy-storing problems. In this way, using a biological system as a thermoelectric and thermopower system is very remarkable. To study the current generator, caused by the temperature gradient, we used a photosynthetic system (chlorosomes) in direct contact with a quantum thermostat. Passing through a different temperature gradient, an increasing linear behavior with a maximum electrical current equal to 36.6 nA has appeared. Consequently, the generated power by the system and the Seebeck coefficient is equal to 11.1 nW and ~ 41.916 mV / K, which is significant in comparison to the other biological systems. The I-δV-δT diagram exposes the 30 and 50 °K, for the maximum current through the system.
Thermoelectric; Seebeck Coefficient; Chlorosome; Electrical Current
Status : Abstract Accepted (Poster Presentation)