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PN Junction Diode Thermoelectric Generator? Answered

Hi, I was wondering if you could DIY a thermoelectric generator by dissecting  some PN junction diodes and sandwiching the P type material adjacent to the N type materials between heat conductive material, such as two circuit board wafers?

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mpilchfamily (author)2013-02-18

I'm sure it could work. How would you dissect the diodes and put enough of them together to actually generate a usable amount of current?

It would be much easier and cheaper to just buy a Peltier cooler.

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steveastrouk (author)2013-02-18

Diodes aren't made by joining two pieces of material together like that.

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