High Efficiency, Easy-to-Manufacture Engineered Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNM06AA41C
Agency Tracking Number: 053656
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: S6.07
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Voxtel, Inc.
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 230, Beaverton, OR, 97005-1687
DUNS: 127348652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Huntington
 Principal Investigator
 (971) 223-5646
 andrew@voxtel-inc.com
Business Contact
 Debra Ozuna
Title: Business Official
Phone: (971) 223-5646
Email: debrao@voxtel-inc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR program, high thermoelectric figure-of-merit (ZT) nanocrystal quantum dot (NQD) thermoelectric (TE) materials will be developed that have thermal efficiency properties far better than traditional bulk thermoelectric materials. The proposed TE materials improve performance by increasing electrical conductivity while reducing thermal conductivity. In the proposed work, TE devices will be fabricated from solidified quantum dot films that are formed from colloidally synthesized NQDs using consolidation and second phase precipitation. The overall goal of the program is to develop an advanced thermoelectric nanomaterial that will offer significant cost, flexibility, and performance benefits for NASA applications.

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