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A NEW CONCEPT FOR ALLOYING THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS IS PROPOSED IN WHICH THE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3484
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3484
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Electro Technology Corp
11180 Roselle Street San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: A NEW CONCEPT FOR ALLOYING THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS IS PROPOSED IN WHICH THE ALLOY ADDITION WILL RESIDE IN THE LATTICE INTERSTITIALLY (I.
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW CONCEPT FOR ALLOYING THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS IS PROPOSED IN WHICH THE ALLOY ADDITION WILL RESIDE IN THE LATTICE INTERSTITIALLY (I.E., SOME OF THE NEW ATOMS WILL OCCUPY HOLES BETWEEN THE EXISTING ATOMS IN THE CRYSTAL LATTICE) AND REDUCE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY VIA THE IMPAIRMENT OF PHONON FLOW. ALL ALLOYING OF THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS TODATE HAS RELIED UPON SUBSTITUTIONAL ALLOYING. THIS NOVEL APPROACH TO THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT WILL INITIALLY BE APPLIED TO THE WELL-CHARACTERIZED 80 SI-20GE ALLOY TO UNDERSTAND THE ALLOYING PHENOMENA AND THE IMPROVEMENTS IN FIGURE OF MERIT THAT CAN BE MADE. SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT WILL THEN BE ADDRESSED AT INTERSTITIAL ALLOYING OF THE SIGE AND GAP ALLOYS. IF THE PROPOSED METHOD PROVES SUCCESSFUL, IT SHOULD ALSO BE APPLICABLE TO OTHER THERMOELECTRIC ALLOY SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

Norbert b. elsner
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6194591016

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electro Technology Corp.
5656 Soledad Road Lajolla, CA 92037

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