Embedded Metal Nanoparticles for Efficient Thermoelectric Power Generation

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$449,892.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-08-C-0623
Award Id:
82718
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-086-0843
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
145925520
Principal Investigator:
Michael MacDougal
Vice-President of Enginee
(805) 642-4645
macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Jonathan Geske
President
(805) 642-4645
geske@aeriusphotonics.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aerius Photonics plans to improve the performance of ErAs-doped InGaAs by using bulk ternary materials. Using ErAs nanoparticles enables the selective filtering of carriers reducing the thermal conductivity while maintaining electrical conductivity. Aerius approach of using bulk ternary crystals allows them to tailor the bandgap to provide the optimal filtering. After optimizing the composition and doping, Aerius will assemble arrays that they expect to be capable of over 100W of power generation at efficiencies approaching 20%.

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