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Nanostructured Thermoelectric Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68421
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-007-0208
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoLab, Inc.
179 Bear Hill Road Waltham, MA 02451-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Nanostructured Thermoelectric Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-04-C-0080
Award Amount: $99,883.00
 

Abstract:

Advances in thermoelectric materials are needed to broaden the application areas for these materials. Specifically, the figure of merit (ZT) for thermoelectrics must be increased. Some recent demonstrations show that nanoscale structures are the key to obtaining high ZT (>2). However, these superlattice structures are created one layer at a time, in expensive processes. In the Phase I effort, NanoLab proposes to develop a bulk analog of the superlattice structure, that retains the properties of the quantum dot superlattice structures. To accomplish this, NanoLab plans to synthesize nanoparticles of thermoelectric materials and incorporate them into a nanocomposite. We believe that we can create a large number of quantum confined structures (quantum dots) distributed within a semiconductor matrix will be a cost effective route to obtain high figure of merit (ZT). Even at today's costs, we can predict that the cost of a nanocomposite will be far less than a structure grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).

Principal Investigator:

David Carnahan
President
6175816747
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com

Business Contact:

David Carnahan
President
6175816747
dcarnahan@nano-lab.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOLAB, INC.
55 Chapel St Newton, MA 02458

EIN/Tax ID: 043501871
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT
Room 3-158, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Gang Chen
Contact Phone: (617) 253-0006
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university