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High Temperature Quantum Well Thermoelectric Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
81012
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
80721B06-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
Suite 7400 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: High Temperature Quantum Well Thermoelectric Materials
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-06ER84538
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In major industries of the U.S., vast amounts of waste heat are being lost in high temperature processes. For example, smelters and associated furnaces within the aluminum industry are generating very large amounts of waste heat, 21 trillion Btu per year. This waste heat could be converted to electricity in many industrial processes by using new, high-temperature, quantum-well-thermoelectric materials. Building on ongoing, quantum-well-thermoelectric materials research, now being conducted for the auto and truck industry, this project will develop high-temperature, building-block, quantum-well-thermoelectric modules that can be used to convert energy losses in industrial processes to electricity. Phase I will develop high-temperature quantum-well-thermoelectric fabrication techniques on high temperature substrates, fabricate film by sputtering and chemical vapor deposition, measure thermoelectric properties, and estimate the cost of commercial production. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The high-efficiency quantum-well materials should find use in high-temperature-waste-heat, electrical power generators and in high-temperature power supplies for wireless sensors. The technology also should be directly applicable to the recovery of energy losses in the petroleum refining, chemicals, forest products, iron and steel, food and beverage, cement, fabricated metals, transportation, textiles, mining, plastics, aluminum, and glass industries.

Principal Investigator:

Saeid Ghamaty
Dr.
8586956660
s.ghamaty@hi-z.com

Business Contact:

Norbert B. Elsner
Mr.
8586956660
n.elsner@hi-z.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
7606 Miramar Road Suite 7400 San Diego, CA 92126

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No