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Development of nano-structured thermoelectric materials for power generation from heat

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage International

Abstract


  • The aims of this collaborative project are to fabricate and investigate a systematic series of novel nano-particle based and thin-film based high efficiency thermoelectric materials in the form of superlattices, nano-wires, and nano-rods. Extensive fundamental studies of thermoelectricity, molecular capping, self assembly mechanisms, and transport properties will be carried out by transport, thermopower, thermal conductivity measurements, high resolution microscopy and other analytical techniques. The outcomes of this project will lead to thermoelectric materials with significantly enhanced performance and the state-of-the-art thermoelectric devices required for the production of heat-to-electricity converters and sensors.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LX0881969

Local Award Id


  • 9809

Scheme


  • Linkage International

Abstract


  • The aims of this collaborative project are to fabricate and investigate a systematic series of novel nano-particle based and thin-film based high efficiency thermoelectric materials in the form of superlattices, nano-wires, and nano-rods. Extensive fundamental studies of thermoelectricity, molecular capping, self assembly mechanisms, and transport properties will be carried out by transport, thermopower, thermal conductivity measurements, high resolution microscopy and other analytical techniques. The outcomes of this project will lead to thermoelectric materials with significantly enhanced performance and the state-of-the-art thermoelectric devices required for the production of heat-to-electricity converters and sensors.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LX0881969

Local Award Id


  • 9809