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Novel methods for enhancing room temperature figure of merit of thermoelectric/thermionic materials for refrigeration applications

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The aim of this project is to bring together theoreticians, experimentalists, materials scientists, and industrial partners with complementary expertise to develop new techniques and methods for fabricating novel thermoelectric/thermionic materials with high figure of merit for solid state refrigeration applications. A comprehensive fundamental understanding of, and models for, the mechanisms of thermoelectric phenomenon will be established theoretically. It is expected that, through the introduction of novel artificial nano-structures and nano-defects, the figure of merit of the thermoelectric/thermionic materials and the performance of the related devices will be enhanced significantly.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0882282

Local Award Id


  • 9822

Scheme


  • Linkage Projects

Abstract


  • The aim of this project is to bring together theoreticians, experimentalists, materials scientists, and industrial partners with complementary expertise to develop new techniques and methods for fabricating novel thermoelectric/thermionic materials with high figure of merit for solid state refrigeration applications. A comprehensive fundamental understanding of, and models for, the mechanisms of thermoelectric phenomenon will be established theoretically. It is expected that, through the introduction of novel artificial nano-structures and nano-defects, the figure of merit of the thermoelectric/thermionic materials and the performance of the related devices will be enhanced significantly.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • LP0882282

Local Award Id


  • 9822