Nano-Powerplant For On-Chip Autonomous Systems (Energy Harvesting Europe 2017)

Dr Wenke Weinreich, Scientist
Fraunhofer IPMS


Europe 2017 Presentation - Fraunhofer IPMS*

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Presentation Summary

Future miniaturized autonomous sensor systems rely on a stable and continuous energy supply. Furthermore, it should be small sized and in the last expansion stage producible together with the powermangement ASIC, the communication interface, the sensor and the storage memory. The major parts of such a Nano-Powerplant are energy harvesting devices, capacitors and batteries. In this talk, we present unique solutions for on-chip thin film devices with high energy collection rate and storage capability. Our focus lies on CMOS compatible materials, processes and structures to produce piezoelectric and thermoelectric harvesters, high-density MIM capacitors and All-Solid State Li-Ion Batteries.

Speaker Biography (Wenke Weinreich)

Dr. Wenke Weinreich is leading the group High-K Devices at the Center Nanoelectronic Technologies (CNT), as of 2013 a business unit of the Fraunhofer IPMS. Dr. Weinreich received the diploma degree from Technical University Freiberg, Germany, in 2005 and joined Fraunhofer CNT one year later where she started research on high-k dielectrics for DRAM capacitors. In 2013 she received her Ph.D. from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Dr. Weinreich published more than 30 journal articles and conference contributions. Her main research interests are atomic layer deposited materials for embedded memories, capacitors, batteries and energy harvesting devices.

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