SILICIDES FOR THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17577
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Abstract
SOME HEAVY METAL SILICIDES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS VERY PROMISING HIGH TEMPERATURE THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS THAT SHOULD YIELD MUCH HIGHER FIGURES-OF-MERIT THAN THE PRESENTLY USED SILICON-GERMANIUM-BASED ALLOYS. IT SHOULD ALSO BE POSSIBLE TO ALLOY SOME OF THESE SILICIDES WITH THE KNOWN THERMOELECTRIC ALLOYS TO FURTHER IMPROVE THEIR FIGURES-OF-MERIT AND THEREBY IMPROVE THE TOTAL NUCLEAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM. PHASE I OF THIS PROJECT INCLUDES EVALUATION OF ALLOYS SUCH AS THE SILICIDES OF OSMIUM IN BOTH THE DOPED AND THE UNDOPED CONDITIONS. CHARACTERIZATION OF THESE MATERIALS WILL INCLUDE SEEBECK COEFFICIENT, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY.

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