Embedded Metal Nanoparticles for Efficient Thermoelectric Power Generation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-C-0623
Agency Tracking Number: N071-086-0843
Amount: $449,892.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: N07-086
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
4160 Market St., Suite 6, Ventura, CA, 93003
DUNS: 145925520
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Michael MacDougal
 Vice-President of Enginee
 (805) 642-4645
 macdougal@aeriusphotonics.com
Business Contact
 Jonathan Geske
Title: President
Phone: (805) 642-4645
Email: 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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