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Nanostructure-Enhanced Bulk Thermoelectric Materials

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
71938
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O043-EP3-4136
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agiltron, Inc.
15 PRESIDENTIAL WAY Woburn, MA 01801-1040
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Nanostructure-Enhanced Bulk Thermoelectric Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-05-M-0040
Award Amount: $99,953.00
 

Abstract:

The use of thermoelectric devices as alternative energy sources has been investigated with limited success. Manufacturing costs and limited power generation efficiency have prevented the economical, large-scale production and use of the thermoelectric devices as a viable alternative energy source. Agiltron has proposed an innovative nanostructure-enhanced thermoelectric material that will integrate the synthesis of PbSe nanowires and the fabrication of nanocomposite-enhanced bulk thermoelectric materials. The proposed technologies will include single-phase, highly-crystalline, surface-clean and diameter-controlled PbSe nanowires fabrication; orientation, and densification with ball-milled submicrometer-sized powder of bulk thermoelectric material into nanocomposite-enhanced thermoelectric material through a hotpress technique. The thermoelectric figure of merit of this new nano-composite is predicted to reach ZT = 3 at 300K. This innovative thermoelectric material will have immense application potentials in power generation, energy harvesting, and solid-state cooling and refrigeration.

Principal Investigator:

Jack Salerno
VP of Technology
9786941006
jsalerno@agiltron.com

Business Contact:

Mary Anne Davoli
Contract Administrator
9786941006
maryanne@agiltron.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

AGILTRON CORP.
220 Ballardvale St., Suite D Wilmington, MA 01887

EIN/Tax ID: 043539587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No