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Glass-like thermal conductivity in high efficiency thermoelectric materials  

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Discusses strategies to design thermoelectric materials with extremely low lattice thermal conductivity through modifications of the phonon band structure and phonon relaxation time.

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General formula for the thermoelectric transport phenomena based on Fermi liquid theory: Thermoelectric power, Nernst coefficient, and thermal conductivity  

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On the basis of linear response transport theory, the general expressions for the thermoelectric transport coefficients, such as thermoelectric power (S), Nernst coefficient (?), and thermal conductivity (?), are derived by using Fermi liquid theory. The obtained expression is exact for the most singular term in terms of 1/?k* (?k* being the quasiparticle damping rate). We utilize Ward identities for the heat velocity which is derived by the local energy conservation law. The derived expressions enable us to calculate various thermoelectric transport coefficients in a systematic way, within the framework of the conserving approximation of Baym and Kadanoff. Thus the present expressions are very useful for studying strongly correlated electrons such as high-Tc superconductors, organic metals, and heavy fermion systems, where the current vertex correction (VC) is expected to play important roles. By using the derived expression, we calculate the thermal conductivity ? in a free-dispersion model up to second order with respect to the on-site Coulomb potential U. We find that it is slightly enhanced due to the VC for the heat current, although the VC for electron current makes the conductivity (?) of this system diverge, reflecting the absence of the umklapp process.

Hiroshi Kontani

2003-01-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity Reduction and Thermoelectric Figure of Merit Increase by Embedding Nanoparticles in Crystalline Semiconductors  

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, 63.22.+m, 65.80.+n, 66.60.+a The performance of thermoelectric energy conversion devices depends to achieve high carrier mobility. The lowest thermal conduc- tivity in crystalline solids is generally

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Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation Thermal Strategies for High Efficiency Thermoelectric Power Generation Developing integrated TE system...

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Remarkable Reduction of Thermal Conductivity in Silicon Nanotubes  

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localization, thermoelectric material T hermoelectric (TE) materials can provide electricity when subjected materials can be characterized by the dimen- sionless thermoelectric figure of merit ZT ) S2 T/, where S to be responsible for the reduction of thermal conductivity. Our study suggests SiNT is a promising thermoelectric

Li, Baowen

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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the thermoelectric module, and the water cooling tubes. Tothermoelectric module, combined with the thermal power transferred by the water cooling

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, March 1997, Symposium Q -Thermoelectrics, in press (1997) THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF Zn4-xCdxSb3 SOLID SOLUTIONS  

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performance p-type thermoelectric material with a maximum dimensionless thermoelectric figure of merit ZT of 1.4 at a temperature of 673K. A usual approach, used for many state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials, to further performance p-type material [1,2]. -Zn4Sb3 has interesting thermoelectric properties in the 473-673K

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Integrated Design and Manufacturing of Thermoelectric Generator Using Thermal Spray  

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Presents progress in cost-effective thermoelectric generator fabrication by thermal spraying of thermoelectric materials and other functional layers directly onto automotive exhaust pipes with enhanced performance, durability, and heat transfer

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Ultralow thermal conductivity and the thermal d t f i t fconductance of interfaces  

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are critical at the nanoscale · Low thermal conductivity in nanostructured materials ­ improved thermoelectric to the thermal conductivity of materials. · Ultralow thermal conductivity: beating the amorphous limitUltralow thermal conductivity and the thermal d t f i t fconductance of interfaces David G. Cahill

Braun, Paul

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Atomistic calculations of the electronic, thermal, and thermoelectric properties of ultra-thin Si layers  

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]. Mahan and Sofo have further shown that thermoelectric energy conversion through a single energy level (0 of a drastic reduction in their thermal conductivity, l, and possibilities of enhanced power factors temperature electrical conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, power factor, thermal conductivity, and ZT figure

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration.  

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??A solar tracker and concentrator was designed and assembled for the purpose of cogeneration of thermal power and electrical power using thermoelectric technology. A BiTe (more)

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Monte Carlo Simulations of Thermal Conductivity in Nanoporous Si Membranes  

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candidates for thermoelectric materials as they can provide extremely low thermal conductivity , relatively of boundary scattering on the thermal conductivity. We show that the material porosity strongly affects1 Monte Carlo Simulations of Thermal Conductivity in Nanoporous Si Membranes Stefanie Wolf1

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Resonant bonding leads to low lattice thermal conductivity  

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Understanding the lattice dynamics and low thermal conductivities of IVVI, V[subscript 2]VI[subscript 3] and V materials is critical to the development of better thermoelectric and phase-change materials. Here we provide ...

Lee, Sangyeop

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Low Conductivity Thermal Barrier Coatings  

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Low Conductivity Thermal Barrier Coatings A Dissertation Presented to The Faculty of the School conductivity of the coatings. The minimum thermal conductivity occurs at a low rotation rate and is 0.8 W intrinsic thermal conductivity, good phase stability and greater resistance to sintering and CMAS attack

Wadley, Haydn

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Enhanced Thermal Conductivity Oxide Fuels  

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the purpose of this project was to investigate the feasibility of increasing the thermal conductivity of oxide fuels by adding small fractions of a high conductivity solid phase.

Alvin Solomon; Shripad Revankar; J. Kevin McCoy

2006-01-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Lattice thermal conductivity of Bi, Sb, and Bi-Sb alloy from first principles  

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Using first principles, we calculate the lattice thermal conductivity of Bi, Sb, and Bi-Sb alloys, which are of great importance for thermoelectric and thermomagnetic cooling applications. Our calculation reveals that the ...

Lee, Sangyeop

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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Since the ceramic wafers have a high thermal conductivity,easily altered ceramic blocks all had a thermal conductivityCeramics. Available Online: http://www.dynacer.com/thermal_

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials  

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Measurements and Standards for Thermoelectric Materials CERAMICS Our goal is to develop standard, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity) for thin film and bulk thermoelectric materials to enable the commercialization of these materials. Objective Impact and Customers · Thermoelectric SRMs and measurement methods

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Cylindrical thermal contact conductance  

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of the Mahr-Federal, Inc. respectively facilitated and provided the necessary surface metrology data of the test pieces. Mr. Claude Davis of Corning, Inc. obtained the thermophysical properties of the Ultra Low Expansion Titanium Silicate glass used... as thermal expansion standard. The engineers at National Instruments provided some much-needed advice and software for programming the data acquisition system. The TAMU Physics Machine Shop provided design advice and a couple of last...

Ayers, George Harold

2004-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and thermal transport in GeTe: A versatile base for thermoelectric materials  

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GeTe is a narrow-band gap semiconductor, where Ge vacancies generate free charge carriers, holes, forming a self-dopant degenerate system with p-type conductivity, and serves as a base for high-performance multicomponent thermoelectric materials. There is a significant discrepancy between the electronic and thermal transport data for GeTe-based materials reported in the literature, which obscures the baseline knowledge and prevents a clear understanding of the effect of alloying GeTe with various elements. A comprehensive study including XRD, SEM, EDS, Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, and 125Te NMR of several GeTe samples was conducted. Similar Seebeck coefficient and electrical resistivity are observed for all GeTe samples used showing that the concentration of Ge vacancies generating charge carriers is constant along the ingot. Very short 125Te NMR spin-relaxation time agrees well with high carrier concentration obtained from the Hall effect measurements. Our data show that at ~700 K, GeTe has a very large power factor, 42 ?Wcm-1K-2, much larger than that of any high efficiency thermoelectric telluride at these temperatures. Electronic and thermal properties of GeTe are compared to PbTe, another well-known thermoelectric material, where free charge carriers, holes or electrons, are generated by vacancies on Pb or Te sites, respectively. Discrepancy in the data for GeTe reported in literature can be attributed to the variation in the Ge:Te ratio of solidified samples as well as to different conditions of measurements.

None

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Electronic and thermal transport in GeTe: A versatile base for thermoelectric materials  

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GeTe is a narrow-band gap semiconductor, where Ge vacancies generate free charge carriers, holes, forming a self-dopant degenerate system with p-type conductivity, and serves as a base for high-performance multicomponent thermoelectric materials. There is a significant discrepancy between the electronic and thermal transport data for GeTe-based materials reported in the literature, which obscures the baseline knowledge and prevents a clear understanding of the effect of alloying GeTe with various elements. A comprehensive study including XRD, SEM, EDS, Seebeck coefficient, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, and 125Te NMR of several GeTe samples was conducted. Similar Seebeck coefficient and electrical resistivity are observed for all GeTe samples used showing that the concentration of Ge vacancies generating charge carriers is constant along the ingot. Very short 125Te NMR spin-relaxation time agrees well with high carrier concentration obtained from the Hall effect measurements. Our data show that at ~700 K, GeTe has a very large power factor, 42 ?Wcm-1K-2, much larger than that of any high efficiency thermoelectric telluride at these temperatures. Electronic and thermal properties of GeTe are compared to PbTe, another well-known thermoelectric material, where free charge carriers, holes or electrons, are generated by vacancies on Pb or Te sites, respectively. Discrepancy in the data for GeTe reported in literature can be attributed to the variation in the Ge:Te ratio of solidified samples as well as to different conditions of measurements.

None

2013-08-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductance of solid-liquid interfaces Scott Huxtable, Zhenbin Ge, David G. Cahill  

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thermal conductivity in nanostructured materials ­ improved thermoelectric energy conversion improved/surfactant/water PMMA/Al2O3 nanotube/alkane #12;Modulated pump-probe apparatus f=10 MHz rf lock-in #12;Solid · Cooling rate (RC time constant) gives interface conductance G = 12 MW m-2 K-1G = 12 MW m K #12;Application

Braun, Paul

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Continuous Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Polyethylene...  

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Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Polyethylene Fibers and Sheets Continuous Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Polyethylene Fibers and Sheets Massachusetts Institute of...

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Analytical thermal model validation for Cassini radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

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The Saturn-bound Cassini spacecraft is designed to rely, without precedent, on the waste heat from its three radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) to warm the propulsion module subsystem, and the RTG end dome temperature is a key determining factor of the amount of waste heat delivered. A previously validated SINDA thermal model of the RTG was the sole guide to understanding its complex thermal behavior, but displayed large discrepancies against some initial thermal development test data. A careful revalidation effort led to significant modifications and adjustments of the model, which result in a doubling of the radiative heat transfer from the heat source support assemblies to the end domes and bring up the end dome and flange temperature predictions to within 2 C of the pertinent test data. The increased inboard end dome temperature has a considerable impact on thermal control of the spacecraft central body. The validation process offers an example of physically-driven analytical model calibration with test data from not only an electrical simulator but also a nuclear-fueled flight unit, and has established the end dome temperatures of a flight RTG where no in-flight or ground-test data existed before.

Lin, E.I. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity of Polycrystalline Semiconductors and Ceramics  

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RTG refers to radioisotope thermoelectric generator with aRTG refers to radioisotope thermoelectric generator with a

Wang, Zhaojie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectric Modules  

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The performance of thermoelectric (TE) materials has improved tremendously over the past decade. The intrinsic thermal and electrical properties of state-of-the-art TE materials demonstrate that the potential ...

James R. Salvador; Jung Y. Cho; Zuxin Ye

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High performance thermoelectric nanocomposite device  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermoelectric device includes a nanocomposite material with nanowires of at least one thermoelectric material having a predetermined figure of merit, the nanowires being formed in a porous substrate having a low thermal conductivity and having an average pore diameter ranging from about 4 nm to about 300 nm.

Yang, Jihui (Lakeshore, CA); Snyder, Dexter D. (Birmingham, MI)

2011-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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Tailoring the Thermoelectric Behavior of Electrically Conductive Polymer Composites  

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fabrication temperatures. These concerns have led research efforts into electrically conductive polymer composites prepared in ambient conditions from aqueous solutions. By combining polymer latex with carbon nanotubes (CNT), electrical conductivity can...

Moriarty, Gregory P.

2013-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity of Polycrystalline Semiconductors and Ceramics  

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semiconductors and ceramics with desired thermalthermal conductivity of several polycrystalline semiconductors and ceramics,Thermal Conductivity of Polycrystalline Semiconductors and Ceramics

Wang, Zhaojie

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NANO REVIEW Open Access Thermal conductivity and thermal boundary  

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NANO REVIEW Open Access Thermal conductivity and thermal boundary resistance of nanostructures and the thermal transport prop- erties is a key point to design materials with preferred thermal properties with the heat dissipation on them. The influence of the interfacial roughness on the thermal conductivity

Boyer, Edmond

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Reduced Thermal Conductivity of Compacted Silicon Nanowires  

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Thermal-Barrier-Coating Applications, Journa of American Ceramicthermal conductivity materials are typically found among ceramicsThermal Conductivity of Porous Materials: Application to Thick Barrier Coatings, Journal of the European Ceramic

Yuen, Taylor S.

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High-density thermoelectric power generation and nanoscale thermal metrology  

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Thermoelectric power generation has been around for over 50 years but has seen very little large scale implementation due to the inherently low efficiencies and powers available from known materials. Recent material advances ...

Mayer, Peter (Peter Matthew), 1978-

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Potential Impact of ZT = 4 Thermoelectric Materials on Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Technologies  

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Photovoltaic and solar-thermal are two conversion technologies receiving a great deal of attention. ... Solar-thermal conversion uses the full solar spectrum and generates electricity by conventional electromagnetic induction methods. ... Resource and environmental impact considerations will play an increasingly important role in reaching decisions concerning the practicality of thermoelectric power generation systems. ...

Ming Xie; Dieter M. Gruen

2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity and Noise Attenuation in  

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.3.4 Corrosion-resistant and high-temperature filters 9 1.3.5 Acoustic Applications 9 2. THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY 2.1 THERMAL RESISTANCE 2.1.1 Thermal Conductors in Series 12 2.1.2 Thermal conductors in parallel 13 2 difference RTH Thermal resistance of conductor sb Stefan's constant T4 Temperature difference K* Total

Cambridge, University of

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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significant challenge for solar thermal energy generation issolar thermal, cogeneration of electrical and thermal energy,for efficient energy production. Solar thermal plants, such

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Experimental thermal conductivity and contact conductance of graphite composites  

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Graphite fiber organic matrix composites were reviewed ics. for potential heat sink applications in the electronics packaging determined the effective transverse and longitudinal thermal industry. This experimental investigation conductivity...

Jackson, Marian Christine

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple-Filled Skutterudites: High Thermoelectric Figure of Merit through Separately Optimizing Electrical and Thermal Transports  

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Skutterudites CoSb{sub 3} with multiple cofillers Ba, La, and Yb were synthesized and very high thermoelectric figure of merit ZT = 1.7 at 850 K was realized. X-ray diffraction of the densified multiple-filled bulk samples reveals all samples are phase pure. High-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis confirm that multiple guest fillers occupy the nanoscale-cages in the skutterudites. The fillers are further shown to be uniformly distributed and the Co-Sb skutterudite framework is virtually unperturbed from atomic scale to a few micrometers. Our results firmly show that high power factors can be realized by adjusting the total filling fraction of fillers with different charge states to reach the optimum carrier density, at the same time, lattice thermal conductivity can also be significantly reduced, to values near the glass limit of these materials, through combining filler species of different rattling frequencies to achieve broad-frequency phonon scattering. Therefore, partially filled skutterudites with multiple fillers of different chemical nature render unique structural characteristics for optimizing electrical and thermal transports in a relatively independent way, leading to continually enhanced ZT values from single- to double-, and finally to multiple-filled skutterudites. The idea of combining multiple fillers with different charge states and rattling frequencies for performance optimization is also expected to be valid for other caged TE compounds.

Zhang, Weiqing [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yang, Jiong [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Yang, Jihui [General Motors Corporation; Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Shi, Xun [General Motors Corporation-R& D; Chi, Miaofang [ORNL; Cho, Jung Y [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Bai, Shengqiang [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chen, Lidong [Chinese Academy of Sciences

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiclassical model for thermoelectric transport in nanocomposites  

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Nanocomposites (NCs) has recently been proposed and experimentally demonstrated to be potentially high-efficiency thermoelectric materials by reducing the thermal conductivity through phonon-interface scattering and possibly ...

Zhou, Jun

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Combustion-thermoelectric tube  

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In direct combustion-thermoelectric energy conversion, direct fuel injection and reciprocation of the air flowing in a solid matrix are combined with the solid conduction to allow for obtaining super-adiabatic temperatures at the hot junctions. While the solid conductivity is necessary, the relatively large thermal conductivity of the available high-temperature thermoelectric materials (e.g., Si-Ge alloys) results in a large conduction loss from the hot junctions and deteriorates the performance. Here a combustion-thermoelectric tube is introduced and analyzed. Radially averaged temperatures are used for the fluid and solid phases. A combination of external cooling of the cold junctions, and direct injection of the fuel, has been used to increase the energy conversion efficiency for low thermal conductivity, high-melting temperature thermoelectric materials. The parametric study (geometry, flow, stoichiometry, materials) shows that with the current high figure of merit, high temperature Si{sub 0.7}Ge{sub 0.3} properties, a conversion efficiency of about 11% is achievable. With lower thermal conductivities for these high-temperature materials, efficiencies about 25% appear possible. This places this energy conversion in line with the other high efficiency, direct electric power generation methods.

Park, C.W.; Kaviany, M.

1999-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Gated Si nanowires for large thermoelectric power factors Neophytos Neophytou1  

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thermal conductivities as low as =1-2 W/mK (compared to bulk=142 W/mK), which resulted in room temperature;2 Nanostructured and low-dimensional silicon based thermoelectric (TE) materials have attracted significant conductivity, S is the Seebeck coefficient, and is the thermal conductivity. Traditional thermoelectric

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Electrical and thermal conductivities in dense plasmas  

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Expressions for the electrical and thermal conductivities in dense plasmas are derived combining the Chester-Thellung-Kubo-Greenwood approach and the Kramers approximation. The infrared divergence is removed assuming a Drude-like behaviour. An analytical expression is obtained for the Lorenz number that interpolates between the cold solid-state and the hot plasma phases. An expression for the electrical resistivity is proposed using the Ziman-Evans formula, from which the thermal conductivity can be deduced using the analytical expression for the Lorenz number. The present method can be used to estimate electrical and thermal conductivities of mixtures. Comparisons with experiment and quantum molecular dynamics simulations are done.

Faussurier, G., E-mail: gerald.faussurier@cea.fr; Blancard, C.; Combis, P.; Videau, L. [CEA, DAM, DIF, F-91297 Arpajon (France)

2014-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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13 2.2.2. Solar Thermal Versus Photovoltaic ....doi:10.1038/nmat2090. 17. Solar Thermal Technology on anFigure 2.5: An eSolar solar thermal system in Burbank,

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric and Magnetothermoelectric Transport Measurements of Graphene Yuri M. Zuev,1  

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of thermal and thermoelectric prop- erties of this two-dimensional material [2­8], only an indirectThermoelectric and Magnetothermoelectric Transport Measurements of Graphene Yuri M. Zuev,1 Willy, USA (Received 7 December 2008; published 6 March 2009) The conductance and thermoelectric power (TEP

Kim, Philip

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Direct measurement of thin-film thermoelectric figure of merit Rajeev Singh,1,a  

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conductivity of the thermoelectric material. Self-consistent finite-element simulations of the three. © 2009 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.3094880 Thermoelectric materials are playing application of thermoelectric materials is in direct thermal-to-electrical energy conversion. Because

Bowers, John

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G. J. Snyder Page 1 of 6 THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF CR3S4-TYPE SELENIDES  

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devices depends primarily on increasing the figure of merit, ZT, for thermoelectric materials. The figure thermoelectric materials is to search for semiconductors with low lattice thermal conductivity. In this paper we lower than the state-of-the-art thermoelectric material, Bi2Te3 alloys. The structure of Cr3S4 (Figure 1

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Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference Proc., Vancouver, BC, Canada, 992569 (1999) Miniaturized Thermoelectric Power Sources  

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thermoelectric microdevices combining high thermal conductivity substrate materials such as diamond or even is the discovery and infusion of novel thermoelectric materials more efficient above room temperature than 10 15 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3 average ZT of thermoelectric material Materialsconversionefficiency(%) .0

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Thermal Conductivity in Nanocrystalline Ceria Thin Films  

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The thermal conductivity of nanocrystalline ceria films grown by unbalanced magnetron sputtering is determined as a function of temperature using laser-based modulated thermoreflectance. The films exhibit significantly reduced conductivity compared with stoichiometric bulk CeO2. A variety of microstructure imaging techniques including X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron analysis, and electron energy loss spectroscopy indicate that the thermal conductivity is influenced by grain boundaries, dislocations, and oxygen vacancies. The temperature dependence of the thermal conductivity is analyzed using an analytical solution of the Boltzmann transport equation. The conclusion of this study is that oxygen vacancies pose a smaller impediment to thermal transport when they segregate along grain boundaries.

Marat Khafizov; In-Wook Park; Aleksandr Chernatynskiy; Lingfeng He; Jianliang Lin; John J. Moore; David Swank; Thomas Lillo; Simon R. Phillpot; Anter El-Azab; David H. Hurley

2014-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductance of Thin Silicon Nanowires  

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The thermal conductance of individual single crystalline silicon nanowires with diameters less than 30nm has been measured from 20to 100K. The observed thermal conductance shows unusual linear temperature dependence at low temperatures, as opposed to the T3 dependence predicted by the conventional phonon transport model. In contrast to previous models, the present study suggests that phonon-boundary scattering is highly frequency dependent, and ranges from nearly ballistic to completely diffusive, which can explain the unexpected linear temperature dependence.

Renkun Chen, Allon I. Hochbaum, Padraig Murphy, Joel Moore, Peidong Yang, and Arun Majumdar

2008-09-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Some Remarks on Lattice Thermal Conductivity  

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The problem of lattice thermal conductivity (in an insulator) has been outstanding for many years. Debye and Peierls made fundamental contributions in relating finite thermal conductivity to anharmonic interactions between the normal modes of lattice vibration; detailed analysis and calculation however remains today a difficult problem. This paper presents a rather crude and elementary discussion of the problem for classical temperatures (T??) which yields a semiquantitative result in agreement with other workers. We are also able to make a rather direct estimate of the probable magnitude of the contribution to the thermal resistivity which arises from the quartic term in the lattice potential.

D. K. C. MacDonald

1960-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of bulk thermoelectric modules for integrated circuit thermal management  

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Index TermsContact resistance, equivalent circuit models,1-D equivalent circuit model. When the thermal resistance

Fukutani, K; Shakouri, A

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Role of Nanostructures in Reducing Thermal Conductivity below Alloy Limit in Crystalline Solids  

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reduce electrical conductivity, making it ineffective for increasing the material's thermoelectric figure conversion devices depends on the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) of a material, which is defined as ZT thermoelectric materials [3-5]. While the original goal for nanostructuring was to increase S2 due to quantum

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Scaling laws for thermal conductivity of crystalline nanoporous silicon based on molecular dynamics simulations  

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is a potentially efficient ther- moelectric material for energy harvesting applications.11,12 Thermoelectric on the temperature and on the material.13 Good thermoelectric materials feature high electrical conductivity and high to the interdependence among r, S, and k.13 As a thermoelectric material, bulk dense crystalline Si is considered

Pilon, Laurent

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Thermal conductance of metal-metal interfaces  

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The thermal conductance of interfaces between Al and Cu is measured in the temperature range 78thermal conductance of the as-deposited Al-Cu interface is 4GWm?2K?1 at room temperature, an order-of-magnitude larger than the phonon-mediated thermal conductance of typical metal-dielectric interfaces. The magnitude and the linear temperature dependence of the conductance are described well by a diffuse-mismatch model for electron transport at interfaces.

Bryan C. Gundrum; David G. Cahill; Robert S. Averback

2005-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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for efficient energy production. Solar thermal plants, suchenergy production. It would require a substantial amount of land usage to install enough solar

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Dynamic Study of Thermal Conductivity of Amorphous Nanoporous Silica  

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as a thermal isolation layer. Ceramics International, 34(Thermal conductivity of highly porous zirconia. Journal of the European Ceramic

Coquil, Thomas; Fang, Jin; Pilon, Laurent

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Thermoelectricity is produced by applying a temperature differential to dissimilar electrically conducting or semiconducting materials, thereby producing a voltage that is proportional to the temperature difference. Thermoelectric generators use this effect to directly convert heat into electricity; however, presently-known generators have low efficiencies due to the production of high currents which in turn cause large resistive heating losses. Some thermoelectric generators operate at efficiencies between 4% and 7% in the 800{degrees} to 1200{degrees}C range. According to its major aspects and bradly stated, the present invention is an apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. In particular, the invention is a thermoelectric generator that juxtaposes a superconducting material and a semiconducting material - so that the superconducting and the semiconducting materials touch - to convert heat energy into electrical energy without resistive losses in the temperature range below the critical temperature of the superconducting material. Preferably, an array of superconducting material is encased in one of several possible configurations within a second material having a high thermal conductivity, preferably a semiconductor, to form a thermoelectric generator.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improved maximum cooling by optimizing the geometry of thermoelectric leg elements Yan Zhang, Zhixi Bian and Ali Shakouri*  

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in improving the thermoelectric efficiency and maximum cooling mainly focuses on improving materials' figure , power factor; , thermal conductivity. Bi2Te3 has been the most popular thermoelectric material at room a high power factor. Most of the recent research on thermoelectrics focuses on improving the material

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Continuous Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Fibers and...  

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We are developing a continuous fabrication process for high thermal conductivity polyethylene (PE) films While high thermal conductivity in (PE) has been shown in isolated...

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Thermal conductivity of low density carbon aerogels  

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Carbon aerogels with densities ranging from 0.182 to 0.052g/cm3, pore sizes ranging from 88 to 227nm, and particle diameters ranging from 20 to 13nm were prepared. Thermal conductivity measurements by laser fl...

Junzong Feng; Jian Feng; Changrui Zhang

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Iodine doping effects on the lattice thermal conductivity of oxidized polyacetylene nanofibers  

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Thermal transport in oxidized polyacetylene (PA) nanofibers with diameters in the range between 74 and 126?nm is measured with the use of a suspended micro heater device. With the error due to both radiation and contact thermal resistance corrected via a differential measurement procedure, the obtained thermal conductivity of oxidized PA nanofibers varies in the range between 0.84 and 1.24?W?m{sup ?1}?K{sup ?1} near room temperature, and decreases by 40%70% after iodine doping. It is also found that the thermal conductivity of oxidized PA nanofibers increases with temperature between 100 and 350?K. Because of exposure to oxygen during sample preparation, the PA nanofibers are oxidized to be electrically insulating before and after iodine doping. The measurement results reveal that iodine doping can result in enhanced lattice disorder and reduced lattice thermal conductivity of PA nanofibers. If the oxidation issue can be addressed via further research to increase the electrical conductivity via doping, the observed suppressed lattice thermal conductivity in doped polymer nanofibers can be useful for the development of such conducting polymer nanostructures for thermoelectric energy conversion.

Bi, Kedong, E-mail: lishi@mail.utexas.edu, E-mail: kedongbi@seu.edu.cn [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Manufacture of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments, School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 211189 (China); Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Weathers, Annie; Pettes, Michael T.; Shi, Li, E-mail: lishi@mail.utexas.edu, E-mail: kedongbi@seu.edu.cn [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States); Matsushita, Satoshi; Akagi, Kazuo [Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Goh, Munju [Department of Polymer Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto 615-8510 (Japan); Institute of Advanced Composite Materials, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Eunha-ri san 101, Bondong-eup, Wanju-gun, Jeolabuk-do 565-905 (Korea, Republic of)

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Measurement of thermal conductivity P t BPart B  

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wave Take the Fourier transform of this frequency domain solution #12;For a low thermal conductivity thin filmFor a low thermal conductivity thin film on a high thermal conductivity substrate (Factor of 2Measurement of thermal conductivity Part A: P t BPart B: · Time domain thermoreflectance #12

Braun, Paul

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Effective Thermal Conductivity of Graded Nanocomposites with Interfacial Thermal  

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.M. Yin", G. H. Paulino", W.G. Buttlar", and L.Z. Sun'' '^Department of Civil and Environmental the effective thermal conductivity distribution in functionally graded materials (FGMs) considering the Kapitza is developed to derive the averaged heat flux field of the particle phase. Then the temperature gradient can

Paulino, Glaucio H.

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Metallurgy, thermal stability, and failure mode of the commercial Bi-Te-based thermoelectric modules.  

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Bi-Te-based thermoelectric (TE) alloys are excellent candidates for power generation modules. We are interested in reliable TE modules for long-term use at or below 200 C. It is known that the metallurgical characteristics of TE materials and of interconnect components affect the performance of TE modules. Thus, we have conducted an extensive scientific investigation of several commercial TE modules to determine whether they meet our technical requirements. Our main focus is on the metallurgy and thermal stability of (Bi,Sb){sup 2}(Te,Se){sup 3} TE compounds and of other materials used in TE modules in the temperature range between 25 C and 200 C. Our study confirms the material suite used in the construction of TE modules. The module consists of three major components: AlN cover plates; electrical interconnects; and the TE legs, P-doped (Bi{sub 8}Sb{sub 32})(Te{sub 60}) and N-doped (Bi{sub 37}Sb{sub 3})(Te{sub 56}Se{sub 4}). The interconnect assembly contains Sn (Sb {approx} 1wt%) solder, sandwiched between Cu conductor with Ni diffusion barriers on the outside. Potential failure modes of the TE modules in this temperature range were discovered and analyzed. The results show that the metallurgical characteristics of the alloys used in the P and N legs are stable up to 200 C. However, whole TE modules are thermally unstable at temperatures above 160 C, lower than the nominal melting point of the solder suggested by the manufacture. Two failure modes were observed when they were heated above 160 C: solder melting and flowing out of the interconnect assembly; and solder reacting with the TE leg, causing dimensional swelling of the TE legs. The reaction of the solder with the TE leg occurs as the lack of a nickel diffusion barrier on the side of the TE leg where the displaced solder and/or the preexisting solder beads is directly contact the TE material. This study concludes that the present TE modules are not suitable for long-term use at temperatures above 160 C due to the reactivity between the Sn-solder and the (Bi,Sb){sup 2}(Te,Se){sup 3} TE alloys. In order to deploy a reliable TE power generator for use at or below 200 C, alternate interconnect materials must be used and/or a modified module fabrication technique must be developed.

Yang, Nancy Y. C.; Morales, Alfredo Martin

2009-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancing Thermal Conductivity and Reducing Friction  

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Laboratory currently has several projects underway to develop advanced fluids, films, coatings, and Laboratory currently has several projects underway to develop advanced fluids, films, coatings, and processes to improve thermal conductivity and reduce friction. These measures are helping to increase energy efficiency for next-generation transportation applications. Superhard and Slick Coating (SSC) Opportunity: Friction, wear, and lubrication strongly affect the energy efficiency, durability, and environmental compatibility of

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Thermal conductivity of a kinetic ising model  

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Using a novel extension of the microcanonical Monte Carlo algorithm, we have simulated the behavior of a two-dimensional nearest-neighbor ferromagnetic Ising model in the presence of a temperature gradient. The technique consists of setting the temperatures of boundary spins, while allowing "demons" associated with the other sites to control heat transfer. We demonstrate that our system is in local thermodynamic equilibrium, and compute the thermal conductivity as a function of temperature.

R. Harris and Martin Grant

1988-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured thin film thermoelectric composite materials using conductive polymer PEDOT:PSS  

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Thermoelectric materials have the ability to convert heat directly into electricity. This clean energy technology has advantages over other renewable technologies in that it requires no sunlight, has no moving parts, and ...

Kuryak, Chris A. (Chris Adam)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...  

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High Performance Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery System Based on Zintl Phase Materials with Embedded Nanoparticles Thermoelectrics Partnership: High Performance Thermoelectric...

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Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules...  

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Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric Modules Application Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces...

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Molecular Level Assessment of Thermal Transport and Thermoelectricity in Materials: From Bulk Alloys to Nanostructures  

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and graphene provide further avenues for tuning thermal and electronic properties. In this work, the thermal conductivity of hybrid graphene/hexagonal-BN structures: stripe superlattices and BN (graphene) dots embedded in graphene (BN) are studied. The largest...

Kinaci, Alper

2013-05-02T23:59:59.000Z

70

Electrical and Thermal Conductivity of Ge/Si Quantum Dot Superlattices  

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. Good carrier mobility and electric con- ductivity are important for thermoelectric materials where-Riverside, Riverside, California 92521, USA Recently proposed thermoelectric applications of quantum dot superlattices made of different material systems depend crucially on the values of the electrical and thermal

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Optimizing Thermoelectric Power Factor by Means of a Potential Barrier  

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, S is the Seebeck coefficient, and is the thermal conductivity. Traditional thermoelectric materials suffer from conductivities. Nanostructures and low- dimensional materials such as 1D nanowires (NWs) [1, 2], 2D thin of the electrical conductivity and the Seebeck coefficient via the carrier density, and to high thermal

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Research Program - Center for Solar and Thermal Energy Conversion  

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below. Organic and Hybrid Systems for TE Improving Thermoelectric Efficiency via Low Thermal Boundary Conductance Heat dissipation in Atomic-Scale Junctions A General Strategy to...

73

Strain-controlled thermal conductivity in ferroic twinned films  

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Large reversible changes of thermal conductivity are induced by mechanical stress, and the corresponding device is a key element for phononics applications. We show that the thermal conductivity ? of ferroic twinned thin ...

Li, Suzhi

74

Thermoelectric properties of mesoscopic superconductors  

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We develop a general framework for describing thermoelectric effects in phase-coherent superconducting structures. Formulas for the electrical conductance, thermal conductance, thermopower, and Peltier coefficient are obtained and their various symmetries discussed. Numerical results for both dirty and clean Andreev interferometers are presented. We predict that giant oscillations of the thermal conductance can occur, even when oscillations in the electrical conductance are negligibly small. Results for clean, two-dimensional systems with a single superconducting inclusion are also presented, which show that normal-state oscillations arising from quasiparticle boundary scattering are suppressed by the onset of superconductivity. In contrast, for a clean system with no normal-state boundary scattering, switching on superconductivity induces oscillations in off-diagonal thermoelectric coefficients. {copyright} {ital 1996 The American Physical Society.}

Claughton, N.R.; Lambert, C.J. [School of Physics and Chemistry, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA14YB (England)] [School of Physics and Chemistry, Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA14YB (England)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

75

Ultralow Thermal Conductivity of Isotope-Doped Silicon Nanowires  

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conductivity of SiNWs is about 2 orders of magnitude smaller than that of bulk crystals.18,19 The low thermal conductivity (0.05 W/m K) found in layered materials.22 So it is indispensable to reduce the thermal conUltralow Thermal Conductivity of Isotope-Doped Silicon Nanowires Nuo Yang, Gang Zhang,*, and Baowen

Li, Baowen

76

Pushing the boundaries of the thermal conductivity of materials  

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Pushing the boundaries of the thermal conductivity of materials David G. Cahill, C. Chiritescu, Y. · Advances in time-domain thermoreflectance. · Amorphous limit to the thermal conductivity of materials. #12;50 nm Interfaces are critical at the nanoscale · Low thermal conductivity in nanostructured

Braun, Paul

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Thermal Conductivity of High-Modulus Polymer Fibers Xiaojia Wang,*,  

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to be the dominate carriers of heat. 1. INTRODUCTION Polymeric materials typically have a low thermal conductivity transfer is critical are often limited by low thermal conductivity. Here, we leverage the enormous research and low-density PE with varying fiber volume fractions.11 They reported an axial thermal conductivity

Cahill, David G.

78

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

79

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device.

Metzger, John D. (Eaton's Neck, NY); El-Genk, Mohamed S. (Albuquerque, NM)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

Superconducting thermoelectric generator  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An apparatus and method for producing electricity from heat is disclosed. The present invention is a thermoelectric generator that uses materials with substantially no electrical resistance, often called superconductors, to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy without resistive losses. Preferably, an array of superconducting elements is encased within a second material with a high thermal conductivity. The second material is preferably a semiconductor. Alternatively, the superconducting material can be doped on a base semiconducting material, or the superconducting material and the semiconducting material can exist as alternating, interleaved layers of waferlike materials. A temperature gradient imposed across the boundary of the two materials establishes an electrical potential related to the magnitude of the temperature gradient. The superconducting material carries the resulting electrical current at zero resistivity, thereby eliminating resistive losses. The elimination of resistive losses significantly increases the conversion efficiency of the thermoelectric device. 4 figs.

Metzger, J.D.; El-Genk, M.S.

1998-05-05T23:59:59.000Z

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81

Morphology and thermal conductivity of yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings  

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yttria-stabilized zir- conia (YSZ) is then applied to provide thermal insulation [1]. This ceramic layer]. The thermal conductivity of the ceramic layer has been found to depend on the pore morphology within a coatingMorphology and thermal conductivity of yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings Hengbei Zhao a

Wadley, Haydn

82

Thermoelectric standardisation - Reference materials and characterisation  

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Thermoelectric materials for working temperatures between 300 K and 1000 K become continuously more important for energy recuperation applications. The efficiency is determined by the transport properties (electrical and thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient) which form the known thermoelectric figure of merit ZT. The thorough determination of ZT represents the basis for the assessment of thermoelectric materials research. Due to different continuing difficulties measurement errors distinctly higher than 15% can be observed repeatedly which is still too high for an industrial benchmark and deficient for many scientific investigations and technological developments. Against this background a project was launched in 2011 together with the Fraunhofer Institute of Physical Measurement Techniques (IPM Freiburg) the Department Temperature of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB Berlin) and the company Netzsch Gertebau GbmH (Selb). The aim of the project "Thermoelectric Standardisation" (TEST) is to minimise the measurement uncertainties and to develop traceable high-accurate thermoelectric characterisation techniques and thermoelectric reference materials for the mentioned temperature range. Here we initially present the project to the thermoelectric society and want to give a survey on the planned activities and the current status of the contributions of the German Aerospace Center (DLR Cologne).

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

83

Final Report: Thermal Conductance of Solid-Liquid Interfaces  

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Research supported by this grant has significantly advanced fundamental understanding of the thermal conductance of solid-liquid interfaces, and the thermal conductivity of nanofluids and nanoscale composite materials. The thermal conductance of interfaces between carbon nanotubes and a surrounding matrix of organic molecules is exceptionally small and this small value of the interface conductance limits the enhancement in thermal conductivity that can be achieved by loading a fluid or a polymer with nanotubes. The thermal conductance of interfaces between metal nanoparticles coated with hydrophilic surfactants and water is relatively high and surprisingly independent of the details of the chemical structure of the surfactant. We extended our experimental methods to enable studies of planar interfaces between surfactant-coated metals and water where the chemical functionalization can be varied between strongly hydrophobic and strongly hydrophilic. The thermal conductance of hydrophobic interfaces establishes an upper-limit of 0.25 nm on the thickness of the vapor-layer that is often proposed to exist at hydrophobic interfaces. Our high-precision measurements of fluid suspensions show that the thermal conductivity of fluids is not significantly enhanced by loading with a small volume fraction of spherical nanoparticles. These experimental results directly contradict some of the anomalous results in the recent literature and also rule-out proposed mechanisms for the enhanced thermal conductivity of nanofluids that are based on modification of the fluid thermal conductivity by the coupling of fluid motion and the Brownian motion of the nanoparticles.

Cahil, David, G.; Braun, Paul, V.

2006-05-31T23:59:59.000Z

84

Correlation Between Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk High Performance Materials for Energy Conversion  

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Rapid solidified precursor converted into crystalline bulks under pressure produced thermoelectric materials of nano-sized grains with strongly coupled grain boundaries, achieving reduced lattice thermal conductivity and increased power factor

85

Thermal management of nanoelectronics  

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-state thermoelectric on- spot cooling, requiring efficient thermoelectric materials that can be integrated with the IC are further complicated by the fact that the material's ability to conduct heat deteriorates when at the packaging level but also at the nanoscale materials and device levels. THERMAL CHALLENGES AT NANOSCALE One

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Thermal conductivity of graphene nanoribbons in noble gaseous environments  

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We investigate the thermal conductivity of suspended graphene nanoribbons in noble gaseous environments using molecular dynamics simulations. It is reported that the thermal conductivity of perfect graphene nanoribbons decreases with the gaseous pressure. The decreasing is more obvious for the noble gas with large atomic number. However, the gaseous pressure cannot change the thermal conductivity of defective graphene nanoribbons apparently. The phonon spectra of graphene nanoribbons are also provided to give corresponding supports.

Zhong, Wei-Rong, E-mail: wrzhong@hotmail.com; Xu, Zhi-Cheng; Zheng, Dong-Qin [Department of Physics and Siyuan Laboratory, College of Science and Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632 (China); Ai, Bao-Quan, E-mail: aibq@scnu.edu.cn [Laboratory of Quantum Information Technology, ICMP and SPTE, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510006 (China)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

87

Estimation of composite thermal conductivity of a heterogeneous methane hydrate sample using iTOUGH2  

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1517, 2006 ESTIMATION OF COMPOSITE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OFABSTRACT We determined the composite thermal conductivity (kfrom granular ice. The composite thermal conductivity was

Gupta, Arvind; Kneafsey, Timothy J.; Moridis, George J.; Seol, Yongkoo; Kowalsky, Michael B.; Sloan Jr., E.D.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Continuous Processing of High Thermal Conductivity Polyethylene Fibers and Sheets  

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Project to develop and validate a continuous manufacturing process for polyethylene fibers and sheets yielding a thermal conductivity value greater than 60 W/m.K.

89

Los Alamos probes mysteries of uranium dioxide's thermal conductivity  

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of nuclear materials into the hands of terrorists and other non-state actors. The depleted uranium dioxide crystals used for the thermal conductivity measurements were...

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Molecular dynamics simulation of thermal conductivity of nanocrystalline composite films  

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October 2008 Available online 30 December 2008 a b s t r a c t The efficiency of a thermoelectric material that result in significant improvements in thermoelectric performance [1]. In particular, these materials show material, then the thermoelectric performance will increase by a factor of 2 over that of the homogeneous

Walker, D. Greg

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Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials |  

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Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights Highlight Archives News & Events Publications Contact BES Home 04.27.12 Design of Bulk Nanocomposites as High Efficiency Thermoelectric Materials Print Text Size: A A A RSS Feeds FeedbackShare Page Scientific Achievement A newly synthesized bulk thermoelectric material that contains nanocrystals with the same orientation and structure as the host material breaks thermoelectric efficiency records by blocking thermal, but not electrical, conductivity. Significance and Impact A new strategy to design inexpensive materials that more efficiently convert heat to electricity. Research Details Thermoelectric materials directly generate electrical power from heat, but

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Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules...  

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Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces Novel Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric...

93

Thermoelectric Microdevice Fabrication Process and Evaluation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)  

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system), radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) are used for power [1]. Thermoelectric devicesThermoelectric Microdevice Fabrication Process and Evaluation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL of integrated thermal management and power management and distribution. Micro thermoelectric converters

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Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan...  

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of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy...

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Self-Assembled Nanometer Lamellae of Thermoelectric PbTe and Sb2Te3 with Epitaxy-like Interfaces  

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coefficient, the electrical conductivity, and the thermal conductivity. Materials investigated and optimized and thermal contact resistances. Such losses could be avoided if nanostructured thermoelectric elements could. Such an approach is justified by the observation that the thermal conductivity reductions responsible for high z

96

Numerical study of the thermoelectric power factor in ultra-thin Si nanowires  

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conductivity, respectively. The interrelation between , S, and e in bulk materials keeps ZT low [1]. Some thermoelectric (TE) performance because of a drastic reduction in their thermal conductivity, l. This has been conductivity, S is the Seebeck coefficient, and e and l are the electronic and lattice part of the thermal

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Interface Driven Energy Filtering of Thermoelectric Power in Spark Plasma Sintered Bi2Te2.7Se0.3 Nanoplatelet Composites  

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and electrical and thermal conductivities is essential for the high performance of thermoelectric materials. Bulk, the electronic and lattice contributions to the thermal conductivity.5 Thus a good TE material should have a high Seebeck coefficient, a high electrical conductivity, and a low thermal conductivity. Combining

Xiong, Qihua

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Proceedings of the XVI International Conference on Thermoelectrics, Dresden, Germany, p. 641, 1997 Thermoelectric Microcoolers for Thermal Management Applications  

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microelectronics. We are pursuing a novel thermal management approach that actively cools only the key high power solutions on a variety of metallic substrates. We also report on the development of Cu diffusion barriers for Bi2Te3 and stable metallizations and diffusion barriers for diamond and AlN substrates. Introduction

99

Holey Silicon as an Efficient Thermoelectric Material  

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This work investigated the thermoelectric properties of thin silicon membranes that have been decorated with high density of nanoscopic holes. These ?holey silicon? (HS) structures were fabricated by either nanosphere or block-copolymer lithography, both of which are scalable for practical device application. By reducing the pitch of the hexagonal holey pattern down to 55 nm with 35percent porosity, the thermal conductivity of HS is consistently reduced by 2 orders of magnitude and approaches the amorphous limit. With a ZT value of 0.4 at room temperature, the thermoelectric performance of HS is comparable with the best value recorded in silicon nanowire system.

Tang, Jinyao; Wang, Hung-Ta; Hyun Lee, Dong; Fardy, Melissa; Huo, Ziyang; Russell, Thomas P.; Yang, Peidong

2010-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

100

Fiber/Matrix Interfacial Thermal Conductance Effect on the Thermal Conductivity of SiC/SiC Composites  

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SiC/SiC composites used in fusion reactor applications are subjected to high heat fluxes and require knowledge and tailoring of their in-service thermal conductivity. Accurately predicting the thermal conductivity of SiC/SiC composites as a function of temperature will guide the design of these materials for their intended use, which will eventually include the effects of 14-MeV neutron irradiations. This paper applies an Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka approach (EMTA) to compute the thermal conductivity of unirradiated SiC/SiC composites. The homogenization procedure includes three steps. In the first step EMTA computes the homogenized thermal conductivity of the unidirectional (UD) SiC fiber embraced by its coating layer. The second step computes the thermal conductivity of the UD composite formed by the equivalent SiC fibers embedded in a SiC matrix, and finally the thermal conductivity of the as-formed SiC/SiC composite is obtained by averaging the solution for the UD composite over all possible fiber orientations using the second-order fiber orientation tensor. The EMTA predictions for the transverse thermal conductivity of several types of SiC/SiC composites with different fiber types and interfaces are compared to the predicted and experimental results by Youngblood et al.

Nguyen, Ba Nghiep; Henager, Charles H.

2013-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

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101

Nanoscale thermal transport and the thermal conductance of interfaces  

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-8 2008 #12;Er-fiber laser system, UIUC Nov. 2007 #12;Solid-liquid interfaces: Two approaches · Transient-wide: ­ thermal interface materials ­ so-called "nanofluids" (suspensions in liquids) ­ polymer composites absorption depends on temperature of the nanotube · Assume heat capacity is comparable to graphite · Cooling

Braun, Paul

102

Investigation on thermal conductivity and AC impedance of graphite suspension  

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Over the past decade, some groups have reported that nanofluids, which are liquids containing suspensions of nanoparticles, have substantially higher thermal conductivity than that of the base fluids. However, the reported ...

Wang, Jianjian, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

103

Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion  

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SOLID-STATE SOLAR-THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION CENTER NanoEngineering Group Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Gang Chen, 1 Daniel Kraemer, 1 Bed Poudel, 2 Hsien-Ping Feng, 1 J....

104

Reduction of Thermal Conductivity in Wafer-Bonded Silicon  

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Blocks of silicon up to 3-mm thick have been formed by directly bonding stacks of thin wafer chips. These stacks showed significant reductions in the thermal conductivity in the bonding direction. In each sample, the wafer chips were obtained by polishing a commercial wafer to as thin as 36 {micro}m, followed by dicing. Stacks whose starting wafers were patterned with shallow dots showed greater reductions in thermal conductivity. Diluted-HF treatment of wafer chips prior to bonding led to the largest reduction of the effective thermal conductivity, by approximately a factor of 50. Theoretical modeling based on restricted conduction through the contacting dots and some conduction across the planar nanometer air gaps yielded fair agreement for samples fabricated without the HF treatment.

ZL Liau; LR Danielson; PM Fourspring; L Hu; G Chen; GW Turner

2006-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Ferecrystals: Thermoelectric Materials Poised Between the Crystalline...  

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These new compounds are thermal stable to 650 C, have low thermal and an increased ZT. johnson.pdf More Documents & Publications Trends in Thermoelectric Properties with...

106

Green thermoelectrics: Observation and analysis of plant thermoelectric response  

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Plants are sensitive to thermal and electrical effects; yet the coupling of both, known as thermoelectricity, and its quantitative measurement in vegetal systems never were reported. We recorded the thermoelectric response of bean sprouts under various thermal conditions and stress. The obtained experimental data unambiguously demonstrate that a temperature difference between the roots and the leaves of a bean sprout induces a thermoelectric voltage between these two points. Basing our analysis of the data on the force-flux formalism of linear response theory, we found that the strength of the vegetal equivalent to the thermoelectric coupling is one order of magnitude larger than that in the best thermoelectric materials. Experimental data also show the importance of the thermal stress variation rate in the plant's electrophysiological response. Therefore, thermoelectric effects are sufficiently important to partake in the complex and intertwined processes of energy and matter transport within plants.

Goupil, C; Khamsing, A; Apertet, Y; Bouteau, F; Mancuso, S; Patino, R; Lecoeur, Ph

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Thermoelectric generator  

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A thermoelectric generator unit is described comprising: a hot side heat exchanger including a plate having extruded retention posts projecting from one surface of the plate, and fins adapted for contact with a heating source. The fins are positioned between two of the retention posts. Retention rods are inserted between the retention posts and the base of the fins to retain the fin in thermal contact with the plate surface upon insertion of the retention rod between the engaging surface of the post and the corresponding fin. Thermoelectric semi-conductor modules are in thermal contact with the opposite side of the hot side heat exchanger plate from the contact with the fins. The modules are arranged in a grid pattern so that heat flow is directed into each of the modules from the hot side heat exchanger. The modules are connected electrically so as to combine their electrical output; and a cold side heat exchanger is in thermal contact with the modules acting as a heat sink on the opposite side of the module from the hot side heat exchanger plate so as to produce a thermal gradient across the modules.

Shakun, W.; Bearden, J.H.; Henderson, D.R.

1988-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

108

Process for fabricating composite material having high thermal conductivity  

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A process for fabricating a composite material such as that having high thermal conductivity and having specific application as a heat sink or heat spreader for high density integrated circuits. The composite material produced by this process has a thermal conductivity between that of diamond and copper, and basically consists of coated diamond particles dispersed in a high conductivity metal, such as copper. The composite material can be fabricated in small or relatively large sizes using inexpensive materials. The process basically consists, for example, of sputter coating diamond powder with several elements, including a carbide forming element and a brazeable material, compacting them into a porous body, and infiltrating the porous body with a suitable braze material, such as copper-silver alloy, thereby producing a dense diamond-copper composite material with a thermal conductivity comparable to synthetic diamond films at a fraction of the cost.

Colella, Nicholas J. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, Howard L. (San Carlos, CA); Kerns, John A. (Livermore, CA); Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Heat Conduction in Nanostructures: Effect of Heat Bath  

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temperature profile and thermal conductivity in homogeneous materials. Furthermore, the thermal rectification) The low thermal conductivity of SiNWs is of particular interest for thermoelectric application.10 point of view. On the one hand, superior thermal conductivity has been observed in graphene1

Li, Baowen

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Thermal History of the Earth with consideration of the Variable Thermal Conductivity of its Mantle  

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......the data about electric conductivity...give no thermal resistance and the integral...the number of elementary cells in I cm3...of heat in an elementary volume v k cm3...inverse to the resistances:the thermal...the hydraulic resistance determining...charge,h-electric conductivity......

H. A. Lubimova

1958-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric and thermal properties of GaAlAs Peltier-cooled laser diodes  

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Analyses of heat spreading, temperature distribution, and resultant cooling effects in a monolithically Peltier-cooled laser (MPCL) structure are presented. The analyses were obtained by using Laplace's equation and were made under steady-state conditions, assuming constant thermal conductivity. In this MPCL structure a metal surface layer surrounds a heat-generating p-n laser junction. It is shown that by depositing relatively thick metallic cooling plates a 15% temperature reduction and 25% thermal spreading can be achieved. This heat spreading due to the passive cooling is added to the cooling obtained when the Peltier cooler is operated. Experimental measurements of the effect of Peltier cooling reveal a 6.8 /sup 0/C reduction in junction temperature corresponding to a wavelength shift of as much as 20 A.

Hava, S.; Sequeira, H.B.; Hunsperger, R.G.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsegregation effects on the thermal conductivity of silicon-germanium alloys  

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A silicon-germanium (SiGe) alloy is a promising candidate for thermoelectric materials; while it shows a significantly reduced thermal conductivity (?) as compared to pure Si and Ge, the ? values obtained from previous experiments and computations tend to be widely scattered. We present here a computational analysis of thermal transport in SiGe, particularly the effects of the local segregation (microsegregation) of alloying elements. Our nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations confirm the strong dependence of ? on the Si:Ge ratio and the occurrence of the minimum ? around Si{sub 0.8}Ge{sub 0.2}, consistent with existing experimental observations. Moreover, our study clearly demonstrates that the ? of Si{sub 0.8}Ge{sub 0.2} increases substantially and monotonically as Ge atoms undergo segregation; that is, the magnitude of alloy scattering is found to be sensitive to homogeneity in the distribution of alloying elements. Nonequilibrium Green's function analysis also shows that such microsegregation enhances phonon transmission due to the reduced number of scattering centers. The findings highlight that distribution homogeneity, along with composition, can be a critical factor in determining the ? of SiGe alloys.

Lee, Yongjin; Hwang, Gyeong S., E-mail: gshwang@che.utexas.edu [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2013-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity of rigid foam insulations for aerospace vehicles  

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The present work describes measurements of the effective thermal conductivity of NCFI 24-124 foam, a spray-on foam insulation used formerly on the Space Shuttle external fuel tank. A novel apparatus to measure the effective thermal conductivity of rigid foam at temperatures ranging from 20K to 300K was developed and used to study three samples of NCFI 24-124 foam insulation. In preparation for measurement, the foam samples were either treated with a uniquely designed moisture absorption apparatus or different residual gases to study their impact on the effective thermal conductivity of the foam. The resulting data are compared to other measurements and mathematical models reported in the literature.

M. Barrios; S.W. Van Sciver

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermally conductive cementitious grout for geothermal heat pump systems  

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A thermally conductive cement-sand grout for use with a geothermal heat pump system. The cement sand grout contains cement, silica sand, a superplasticizer, water and optionally bentonite. The present invention also includes a method of filling boreholes used for geothermal heat pump systems with the thermally conductive cement-sand grout. The cement-sand grout has improved thermal conductivity over neat cement and bentonite grouts, which allows shallower bore holes to be used to provide an equivalent heat transfer capacity. In addition, the cement-sand grouts of the present invention also provide improved bond strengths and decreased permeabilities. The cement-sand grouts can also contain blast furnace slag, fly ash, a thermoplastic air entraining agent, latex, a shrinkage reducing admixture, calcium oxide and combinations thereof.

Allan, Marita (Old Field, NY)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity of highly-ordered mesoporous titania thin films from 30 to 320 K  

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Thermal resistance of grain boundaries in alumina ceramicsThermal conductivity of highly porous zirconia. Journal of the European Ceramic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Developing a High Thermal Conductivity Fuel with Silicon Carbide Additives  

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The objective of this research is to increase the thermal conductivity of uranium oxide (UO{sub 2}) without significantly impacting its neutronic properties. The concept is to incorporate another high thermal conductivity material, silicon carbide (SiC), in the form of whiskers or from nanoparticles of SiC and a SiC polymeric precursor into UO{sub 2}. This is expected to form a percolation pathway lattice for conductive heat transfer out of the fuel pellet. The thermal conductivity of SiC would control the overall fuel pellet thermal conductivity. The challenge is to show the effectiveness of a low temperature sintering process, because of a UO{sub 2}-SiC reaction at 1,377C, a temperature far below the normal sintering temperature. Researchers will study three strategies to overcome the processing difficulties associated with pore clogging and the chemical reaction of SiC and UO{sub 2} at temperatures above 1,300C:

Ronald baney; James Tulenko

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer Nanofibers with Outstanding Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Stability: Fundamental Linkage between Molecular Characteristics and Macroscopic Thermal Properties  

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Polymer nanofibers with high thermal conductivities and outstanding thermal stabilities are highly desirable in heat transfer-critical applications such as thermal management, heat exchangers and energy storage. In this work, we unlock the fundamental relations between the thermal conductivity and thermal stability of polymer nanofibers and their molecular characteristics by studying the temperature-induced phase transitions and thermal transport of a series of polymer nanofibers. Ten different polymer nanofibers with systematically chosen molecular structures are studied using large scale molecular dynamics simulations. We found that high thermal conductivity and good thermal stability can be achieved in polymers with rigid backbones, exemplified by {\\pi}-conjugated polymers, due to suppressed segmental rotations and large phonon group velocities. The low probability of segmental rotation does not only prevent temperature-induced phase transition but also enables long phonon mean free paths due to reduced di...

Zhang, Teng; Luo, Tengfei

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

Determination of Thermoelectric Module Efficiency A Survey  

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The development of thermoelectrics (TE) for energy conversion is in the transition phase from laboratory research to device development. There is an increasing demand to accurately determine the module efficiency, especially for the power generation mode. For many thermoelectrics, the figure of merit, ZT, of the material sometimes cannot be fully realized at the device level. Reliable efficiency testing of thermoelectric modules is important to assess the device ZT and provide the end-users with realistic values on how much power can be generated under specific conditions. We conducted a general survey of efficiency testing devices and their performance. The results indicated the lack of industry standards and test procedures. This study included a commercial test system and several laboratory systems. Most systems are based on the heat flow meter method and some are based on the Harman method. They are usually reproducible in evaluating thermoelectric modules. However, cross-checking among different systems often showed large errors that are likely caused by unaccounted heat loss and thermal resistance. Efficiency testing is an important area for the thermoelectric community to focus on. A follow-up international standardization effort is planned.

Wang, Hsin [ORNL; McCarty, Robin [Marlow Industries, Inc; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Yamamoto, Atsushi [AIST, Japan; Konig, Jan [Fraunhofer-Institute, Freiburg, Germany

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity of Composites Under Di erent Heating Scenarios  

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Thermal Conductivity of Composites Under Di#11;erent Heating Scenarios H.T. Banks #3; , J.H. Hogan of composites under three di#11;erent heating scenarios: (i) a laser pulse heat source, (ii) a preheated composite sample, and (iii) a continuous heat source. 1 Introduction Adhesives such as epoxies, gels

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THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF POWDER INSULATIONS FOR CRYOGENIC STORAGE  

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THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF POWDER INSULATIONS FOR CRYOGENIC STORAGE VESSELS Y. S. Choi1 '3 , M. N), powder insulation, and foam insulation, are used in the cryogenic storage vessels. Among CP823, Advances in Cjyogenie Engineering: Transactions of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference - CEC, Vol. 51, edited by J. G

Chang, Ho-Myung

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Mode dependent lattice thermal conductivity of single layer graphene  

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Molecular dynamics simulation is performed to extract the phonon dispersion and phonon lifetime of single layer graphene. The mode dependent thermal conductivity is calculated from the phonon kinetic theory. The predicted thermal conductivity at room temperature exhibits important quantum effects due to the high Debye temperature of graphene. But the quantum effects are reduced significantly when the simulated temperature is as high as 1000?K. Our calculations show that out-of-plane modes contribute about 41.1% to the total thermal conductivity at room temperature. The relative contribution of out-of-plane modes has a little decrease with the increase of temperature. Contact with substrate can reduce both the total thermal conductivity of graphene and the relative contribution of out-of-plane modes, in agreement with previous experiments and theories. Increasing the coupling strength between graphene and substrate can further reduce the relative contribution of out-of-plane modes. The present investigations also show that the relative contribution of different mode phonons is not sensitive to the grain size of graphene. The obtained phonon relaxation time provides useful insight for understanding the phonon mean free path and the size effects in graphene.

Wei, Zhiyong; Yang, Juekuan; Bi, Kedong; Chen, Yunfei, E-mail: yunfeichen@seu.edu.cn [Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Manufacture of Micro/Nano Biomedical Instruments and School of Mechanical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096 (China)

2014-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Thin-film aerogel thermal conductivity measurements via 3?  

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The limiting constraint in a growing number of nano systems is the inability to thermally tune devices. Silica aerogel is widely accepted as the best solid thermal insulator in existence and offers a promising solution for microelectronic systems needing superior thermal isolation. In this study, thin-film silica aerogel films varying in thickness from 250 to 1280nm were deposited on SiO2 substrates under a variety of deposition conditions. These samples were then thermally characterized using the 3? technique. Deposition processes for depositing the 3? testing mask to the sample were optimized and it was demonstrated that thin-film aerogel can maintain its structure in common fabrication processes for microelectromechanical systems. Results indicate that thin-film silica aerogel can maintain the unique, ultra-low thermal conductivity commonly observed in bulk aerogel, with a directly measured thermal conductivity as low as 0.024W/m-K at temperature of 295K and pressure between 0.1 and 1Pa.

M.L. Bauer; C.M. Bauer; M.C. Fish; R.E. Matthews; G.T. Garner; A.W. Litchenberger; P.M. Norris

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Heat conduction through a trapped solid: effect of structural changes on thermal conductance  

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We study the conduction of heat across a narrow solid strip trapped by an external potential and in contact with its own liquid. Structural changes, consisting of addition and deletion of crystal layers in the trapped solid, are produced by altering the depth of the confining potential. Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations and, wherever possible, simple analytical calculations are used to obtain the thermal resistance in the liquid, solid and interfacial regions (Kapitza or contact resistance). We show that these layering transitions are accompanied by sharp jumps in the contact thermal resistance. Dislocations, if present, are shown to increase the thermal resistance of the strip drastically.

Debasish Chaudhuri; Abhishek Chaudhuri; Surajit Sengupta

2006-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Geek-Up[6.10.2011]: Thermoelectrics' Great Power, Key Ingredient in Bone's  

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10.2011]: Thermoelectrics' Great Power, Key Ingredient in 10.2011]: Thermoelectrics' Great Power, Key Ingredient in Bone's Nanostructure Geek-Up[6.10.2011]: Thermoelectrics' Great Power, Key Ingredient in Bone's Nanostructure June 10, 2011 - 5:07pm Addthis Data image on lead telluride thermal conductivity | Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Data image on lead telluride thermal conductivity | Photo Courtesy of Oak Ridge National Laboratory Niketa Kumar Niketa Kumar Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Public Affairs What does this mean for me? Identifying a key ingredient in bone's nanostructure may help treat and prevent bone diseases such as osteoporosis and develop new light-weight, high-strength materials for innovative technologies. Advanced thermoelectric materials could be used to develop vehicle

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The thermal conductivity of silicon nitride with molybdenum disilicide additions  

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Room-temperature thermal conductivity has been measured for a series of silicon nitride (Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}) matrix composites with molybdenum disilicide (MoSi{sub 2}) additions of 2, 5 10, 25 and 50 wt. %. Included in these measurements were a pure MoSi{sub 2} sample and a Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} sample containing only sintering aids. Aluminum oxide (Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}) and yttrium oxide (Y{sub 2}O{sub 3}) were added as the sintering aids, at approximately 6 and 2 respectively. When the amount of MoSi{sub 2} was increased to greater than 10 wt. %, the amount of the sintering aids necessary to densify the composite was decreased. No sintering aids were added to the pure MoSi{sub 2} sample. Thermal conductivities of the Si{sub 3}N{sub 4} sample without MoSi{sub 2} and the pure MoSi{sub 2} sample wee 36 W/m.K and 52 W/m.K respectively, which agree very well with the literature values for similar materials. No statistically significant changes were observed in the thermal conductivity for those samples containing up to 10 wt. % MoSi{sub 2}. However, between 10 and 25 wt. % MoSi{sub 2} there was a dramatic decrease in the thermal conductivity from 37 to 20.9 W/m.K. The thermal conductivity then increased steadily with further additions of MoSi{sub 2} up to 52 W/m.K for the pure MoSi{sub 2} specimen.

Beecher, S.C.; Dinwiddie, R.B.; Abeel, A.M.; Lowden, R.A.

1993-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place  

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Pu-238) radioisotope and a thermoelectric generator. The Pu-to radioisotopes. In designing thermoelectric generators for

Chen, Alic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

127

New nano structure approaches for bulk thermoelectric materials  

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Thermoelectrics: Direct Solar Thermal Energy Conversion,are working on solar thermal energy to generate electriccooling for CPUs, solar thermal energy harvesting, solid-

Kim, Jeonghoon

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Thermal conductivity of Permian Basin bedded salt at elevated pressure  

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Measurements of thermal conductivity were made on five core samples of bedded rock salt from the Permian Basin in Texas. The sample size was 100 mm in diameter by 250 mm in length. Measurements were conducted under confining pressures ranging from 3.8 to 31.0 MPa and temperatures from room temperature to 473 K. Conductivity showed no dependence on confining pressure, but showed a monotonic, negative temperature dependence. Four of the five samples showed conductivities clustered in a range of 5.6 +- 0.5 W/m.K at room temperature, falling to 3.6 +- 0.3 W/m.K at 473 K. These values are approximately 20% below the values for pure halite, reflecting perhaps the 5 to 20% non-halite component of the samples. The fifth sample showed a conductivity vs temperature dependence much like that of halite. 19 references, 4 figures.

Durham, W.B.; Boro, C.O.; Beiriger, J.M.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Enhanced thermoelectric performance of rough silicon nanowires  

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thermoelectric materials can increase ZT . 1 (refs 2­4), the materials (Bi, Te, Pb, Sb, and Ag) and processes thermoelectric material, by greatly redu- cing thermal conductivitywithout much affectingtheSeebeckcoef- ficient and electricalresistivity, Si nanowire arrays show promise as high-performance, scalable thermoelectric materials. The most

Yang, Peidong

130

Effect of boundary scattering on the thermal conductivity of TiNiSn-based half-Heusler alloys  

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TiNiSn-based half-Heusler alloys have been of significant interest for their potential as thermoelectric materials. They exhibit promising electronic transport properties as revealed through high Seebeck coefficient and moderate electrical resistivity values. The chief disadvantage of these materials is a comparatively high lattice thermal conductivity. Attempts to tune the lattice thermal conductivity (?L) in these materials have led to the comparison and analysis of the thermal conductivity of two series of Ti- and Zr-based half-Heusler alloys. In the first series, Ti1?yZryNiSn0.95Sb0.05, a significant reduction in ?L is observed, with the substitution of large concentrations of Zr (y?25%) at Ti site, which is most likely due to mass fluctuation scattering. In the second series, TiNiSn1?xSbx, a nonsystematic increase in ?L is observed, with minute amounts of Sb doping (x?5%) at the Sn site. Extensive microstructural analysis in a TiNiSn1?xSbx series reveals a correlation between ?L and the average grain diameter in these materials, which is in good agreement with theoretical predictions related to phonon boundary scattering. In addition, a comparison of the calculated phonon mean free path in each of the series of compounds shows some insight into the two different phonon scattering mechanisms.

S. Bhattacharya; M. J. Skove; M. Russell; T. M. Tritt; Y. Xia; V. Ponnambalam; S. J. Poon; N. Thadhani

2008-05-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Scientists Connect Thermoelectric Materials and Topological Insulators...  

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and relativity in combination produce a unique conducting state on the surface. Excellent thermoelectric performance depends on a material having both high conductivity and high...

132

Electrical and Thermoelectrical Transport Properties of Graphene  

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OF CALIFORNIA RIVERSIDE Electrical and ThermoelectricalIn addition to the electrical conductivity, thermoelectricthe energy-dependent electrical conductivity under certain

Wang, Deqi

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

133

Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan  

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Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as applied to waste heat recovery, renewable thermal energy sources, and energy harvesting

134

Simultaneous increase in electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient in highly Boron-doped nanocrystalline Si  

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, and is the thermal conductivity. Although traditionally ZT remained low (below one for most materials), over the last thermoelectric materials due to such a significant reduction in their thermal conductivity compared to bulk Si in their thermal conductivity [1, 2]. Silicon nanostructures have also been recently proposed as efficient

135

Determination of thermal conductivity and formation temperature from cooling history of friction-heated probes  

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......of geothermal gradient and thermal conductivity of rocks or sediments...the formation temperature and thermal conductivity. Ideally, to...measurements require extra battery power supply and an additional...cooling curve for deducing the thermal properties has been contemplated......

Tien-Chang Lee; A. D. Duchkov; S. G. Morozov

2003-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Properties of Scaled Silicon Nanowires Using the s*-SO Atomistic Tight-Binding Model and Boltzmann  

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experimental values for the lattice thermal conductivity in nanowires, the expected ZT value is computed. We coefficient, and ke and kl are the electronic and lattice part of the thermal conductivity, respectively and superlattices [1, 2, 3, 4]. Low-dimensional materials offer the possibility of improved thermoelectric

137

Effective thermal conduction model for estimating global warming  

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This paper presents a simple way to approximate the dependence of the global mean air temperature at Earths surface on the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. It treats the atmosphere as a blanket the effective thermal conductivity of which is a decreasing function of the amount of CO 2 present and does not involve the details of energy transport. The only data required are the CO 2 concentrations at the middle of the nineteenth and the end of the twentieth centuries and the shift in temperature that has occurred over that time. This elementary phenomenological energy-balance approach is well suited for undergraduate physics courses to illustrate thermal conduction and radiation by way of the very interesting and critically important example of greenhouse warming of Earth.

Anthony B. Wolbarst

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

eXtremes of heat conduction: Pushing the boundaries of the thermal  

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eXtremes of heat conduction: Pushing the boundaries of the thermal conductivity of materials David. · For example, simplest case of thermal conductivity where resistive scattering dominates C() v() l() d C for the highest thermal conductivity any material (higher conductivity than diamond) Yu et al. (2005) Maruyama

Braun, Paul

139

Correlation Between Structure and Thermoelectric Properties of...  

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converted into crystalline bulks under pressure produced thermoelectric materials of nano-sized grains with strongly coupled grain boundaries, achieving reduced lattice thermal...

140

Thermoelectric Generators 1. Thermoelectric generator  

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. Cold Hot I - -- - - - - -- Figure 1 Electron concentration in a thermoelectric material. #12;2 A large1 Thermoelectric Generators HoSung Lee 1. Thermoelectric generator 1.1 Basic Equations In 1821 on the direction of current and material [3]. This is called the Thomson effect (or Thomson heat). These three

Lee, Ho Sung

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141

High-Throughput Computational Screening of thermal conductivity, Debye temperature and Gruneisen parameter  

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thermal properties such as the Debye temperature and the thermal conductivity of materials. We demonstrate studied for the past few decades6 . Low thermal conductivity mate- rials constitute the basis of a new and predict the thermal conductivity of differ- ent materials8,9,11­16 . Such evaluation of the higher

Curtarolo, Stefano

142

Synthesis and Characterization of Polymer Composites Containing Aligned Conducting Polymers and Carbon Nanotubes  

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Field effect transistor Ge Germanium HOMO Highest occupied molecular orbital I-V Current vs. Voltage ? Total thermal conductivity ?e Electronic contribution of thermal conductivity L Length xiv LC Liquid Crystal LED Light emitting diode LUMO... feasible for applications in organic light emitting diodes, photovoltaics6 and more recently, thermoelectric devices. Traditional inorganic semi-conductor materials like Bismuth (Bi), Te and Selenium (Se) deliver high thermoelectric power and deliver...

Manda, Swathi

2014-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

143

Pump-probe measurements of the thermal conductivity tensor for materials lacking in-plane symmetry  

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1 Pump-probe measurements of the thermal conductivity tensor for materials lacking in conductivity corresponding to the scanning direction. Also, we demonstrate Nb- V as a low thermal conductivity thermal conductivity tensor and the illuminating spots have arbitrary intensity profiles

Cahill, David G.

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Submitted to Phys. Rev. B, June 2013 Ultralow thermal conductivity of fullerene derivatives  

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conductivity in WSe2. The objective our study is to verify the exceptionally low thermal conductivities of these materials might affect their thermal conductivities. In addition to PCBM, we also investigate [6,6]-phenyl on the appearance of ultralow thermal conductivity in this class of materials. We use time-domain thermoreflectance

Cahill, David G.

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E-Print Network 3.0 - angle-resolved thermal conductivity Sample...  

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single-walled carbon nanotube films Kei... , the expectation on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to possess high thermal conductivity has attracted... of the thermal...

146

The Thermal Conductivity of Low Density Concretes Containing Perlite  

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-Tov, "HEATING5 - An IBM 360 Heat Conduction Program," ORNL/CSD/tm-15(1977). Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. [5J Expanded Shale Clay and Slate Institute, "Lightweight Concrete Information Sheet," No.4, Washington, D.C., 1958. [6J Moore..., J. P., R. S. Graves, J. G. Stradley, J. H. Hannah, and D. L. McElroy, "Some Thermal Transport Properties of a Limestone Concrete," ORNL/TM-2644 (August 1969), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831. [7J Valore, R. C., Jr., "Cellular...

Yarbrough, D. W.

147

Effective thermal conductivity of packed beds of spheres  

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of N are known only for certain types of regular packing, however, an empirical relation for m ) 0. 3 is given as N = 11. 6(l ? m) (22) When a load is applied to a bed of spheres, the contact area between spheres is determined using the Hertz... the authors compared their analytical solutions to has consistently dealt with beds of materials which have a very low thermal conductivity compared to that of the brass and aluminum spheres. These materials have been solid and hollow glass spheres, ceramic...

Duncan, Allen Buchanan

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Fundamental Studies on the Effects of Microstructure on Thermal Conductivity in Nano-Thermoelectric Materials  

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the velocity of the ball in the jar, and wheel and planetaryplanetary wheel, and the ball respectively. In the Fritschenergy of the ball, and is are the radii of the sun wheel,

Alaniz, Joseph Edward

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

Experimental investigation of high temperature thermal contact resistance between high thermal conductivity C/C material and Inconel 600  

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Abstract Thermal contact resistance at the assembly interface plays an important role in high temperature structure design and safety assessment. Thermal contact resistance between high thermal conductivity C/C material and superalloy Inconel 600 was experimentally investigated in the present paper. They are widely used in thermal protection structures of heat-pipe-cooled leading edges to enhance interface heat transfer. Results showed that thermal contact resistance between the two materials is about 5נ10?5m2K/W, and it is necessary to take into account the effect of the thermal contact resistance in high thermal conductivity C/C material related thermal structure design.

Donghuan Liu; Yan Luo; Xinchun Shang

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

150

SHOCKS AND THERMAL CONDUCTION FRONTS IN RETRACTING RECONNECTED FLUX TUBES  

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We present a model for plasma heating produced by time-dependent, spatially localized reconnection within a flare current sheet separating skewed magnetic fields. The reconnection creates flux tubes of new connectivity which subsequently retract at Alfvenic speeds from the reconnection site. Heating occurs in gas-dynamic shocks (GDSs) which develop inside these tubes. Here we present generalized thin flux tube equations for the dynamics of reconnected flux tubes, including pressure-driven parallel dynamics as well as temperature-dependent, anisotropic viscosity and thermal conductivity. The evolution of tubes embedded in a uniform, skewed magnetic field, following reconnection in a patch, is studied through numerical solutions of these equations, for solar coronal conditions. Even though viscosity and thermal conductivity are negligible in the quiet solar corona, the strong GDSs generated by compressing plasma inside reconnected flux tubes generate large velocity and temperature gradients along the tube, rendering the diffusive processes dominant. They determine the thickness of the shock that evolves up to a steady state value, although this condition may not be reached in the short times involved in a flare. For realistic solar coronal parameters, this steady state shock thickness might be as long as the entire flux tube. For strong shocks at low Prandtl numbers, typical of the solar corona, the GDS consists of an isothermal sub-shock where all the compression and cooling occur, preceded by a thermal front where the temperature increases and most of the heating occurs. We estimate the length of each of these sub-regions and the speed of their propagation.

Guidoni, S. E.; Longcope, D. W., E-mail: guidoni@physics.montana.ed [Department of Physics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717-3840 (United States)

2010-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Experimental Investigation of Size Effects on the Thermal Conductivity of Silicon-Germanium Alloy Thin Films  

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We experimentally investigate the role of size effects and boundary scattering on the thermal conductivity of silicon-germanium alloys. The thermal conductivities of a series of epitaxially grown Si[subscript 1-x] Ge[subscript ...

Cheaito, Ramez

152

Thermal Conductivity of Certain Rock Types and its Relevance to the Storage of Nuclear Waste  

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Nine rocks selected from the surface of three plutons have been examined petrographically and their thermal conductivities measured in the temperature range of 100 to 500C. The thermal conductivities of differe...

V. V. Mirkovich; J. A. Soles

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place  

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By scavenging waste heat, thermoelectric generators mightfor new thermoelectric generators to harvest waste heat fromthermoelectric energy generators (TEGs) that scavenge waste heat,

Chen, Alic

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Thermoelectric Behavior of Flexible Organic Nanocomposites with Carbon Nanotubes  

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There have been significant researches about thermoelectric behaviors by applying carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer nanocomposites. Due to its thermally disconnected but electrically connected junctions between CNTs, the thermoelectric properties were...

Choi, Kyung Who

2013-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Microsoft PowerPoint - High Temperature Thermoelectric_Ohuchi  

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Thermoelectric Oxides Engineered Thermoelectric Oxides Engineered at Multiple Length Scales for Energy Harvesting Program Manager: Patricia Rawls Fumio S. Ohuchi (PI) and Rajendra K. Bordia(Co-PI) Department of Materials Science and Engineering University of Washington Box 352120 Seattle, WA 98195 Grant No. DE-FE0007272 (June 1, 2012-May 31, 2013) Graduate Students: Christopher Dandeneau and YiHsun Yang June 10, 2013 The UCR Contractors Review Conference Introduction/Motivation for Research * Thermoelectric (TE) oxides for waste heat recovery  Good high-temperature stability  Stable in hostile environments  Low cost/toxicity * Oxides with complex structure:  Low thermal conductivity,   Tailor stoichiometry to maximize S

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Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Organoclay Nanolaminates Synthesized via Simple Self-Assembly  

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transform fully dense solids into ultralow thermal conductivity materials. Here we report a simple self of nanolaminate spacing. A simple series resistance model describes the behavior and gives an interfacial thermal thermal conductance For phonon-mediated heat conduction, a material is generally thought to reach its

Braun, Paul

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Anomalous thermal conduction characteristics of phase change composites with single walled carbon nanotube inclusions  

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of the phase change materials, because low thermal conductivity hinders the rate of energy storage and release of the new way of improving the thermal conductivity of phase change materials by seeding nano materials way to manipulate the thermal conductivity of nano composites using one dimensional nano material

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Origin of Low Thermal Conductivity in Nuclear Fuels Quan Yin and Sergey Y. Savrasov  

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, the thermal conductivity of UO2 is very low, and the search for alternative materials continuesOrigin of Low Thermal Conductivity in Nuclear Fuels Quan Yin and Sergey Y. Savrasov Department in a very low thermal conductivity of modern nuclear fuels. Consider semiconducting UO2 which is a main

Savrasov, Sergej Y.

159

Calculations of dynamical properties of skutterudites: Thermal conductivity, thermal expansivity, and atomic mean-square displacement  

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While the thermal conductivity of the filled skutterudites has been of great interest it had not been calculated within a microscopic theory. Here a central force, Guggenheim-McGlashen, model with parameters largely extracted from first-principles calculations and from spectroscopic data, specific to LaFe{sub 4} Sb{sub 12} or CoSb{sub 3} , is employed in a Green-Kubo/molecular dynamics calculation of thermal conductivity as a function of temperature. We find that the thermal conductivity of a filled solid is more than a factor of two lower than that of an unfilled solid, assuming the framework interatomic force parameters are the same between filled and unfilled solids, and that this decrease is almost entirely due to the cubic anharmonic interaction between filling and framework atoms. In addition, partially as a test of our models, we calculate thermal expansivity and isotropic atomic mean-square displacements using both molecular dynamics and lattice dynamics methods. These quantities are in reasonable agreement with experiment, increasing our confidence in the anharmonic parameters of our models. We also find an anomalously large filling-atom mode Gruneisen parameter that is apparently observed for a filled skutterudite and is observed in a clathrate.

Bernstein, N.; Feldman, J. L.; Singh, David J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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T I ENHANCING THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF FLUIDS WITH NANOPARTICLES*  

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JAM 1 1 1935 JAM 1 1 1935 b T I ENHANCING THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF FLUIDS WITH NANOPARTICLES* Stephen U. S. Choi 1 and J. A. Eastman 2 1 Energy Technology Division and ^Materials Science Division Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439 October 1995 The submitted manuscript has been authored by a contractor of the U.S. Government under contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38. Accordingly, the U.S. Government retains a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for U.S. Government purposes. DISCLAIMER This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsi-

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MODEL FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PARTICLE BEDS WITH HIGH SOLID-TO-GAS THERMAL  

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MODEL FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVE THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PARTICLE BEDS WITH HIGH SOLID-TO-GAS- to-gas conductivity ratio (such as Be and He). The model has the capability of accounting with high solid-to-gas thermal conductivity ratios. This paper summarizes this modeling effort. Model

Abdou, Mohamed

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Ballistic phonon thermal conductance in graphene nano-ribbon: First-principles calculations  

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Ballistic phonon thermal conductances for graphene nanoribbons are investigated using first-principles calculations with the density functional perturbation theory and the Landauer theory. The phonon thermal conductance per unit width for GNR is larger than that for graphene and increases with decreasing ribbon width. The normalized thermal conductances with regard to a thermal quantum for GNRs are higher than those for the single-walled carbon nanotube that have circumferential lengths corresponding to the width of GNR.

Nakamura, Jun; Tomita, Hiroki [Department of Engineering Sciences, The University of Electro-Communications (UEC-Tokyo), 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585 (Japan)

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Computational modeling of thermal conductivity of single walled carbon nanotube polymer composites  

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to solid materials like metals. Keywords: SWNT, Random Walk, Thermal Conductivity, Composites 1 at the interface between the matrix material and the SWNT plays a very important role on the effective thermal conductivity. This thermal resistance is known as the Kapitza resistance [8]. According to the acoustic theory

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Thermal conductivity of nitrogenated ultrananocrystalline diamond films M. Shamsa,1,a  

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light on the nature of thermal conduction in partially disordered nanostructured materials and can be used for estimating the thermal resistance of doped UNCD films. © 2008 American Institute of Physics, chemical inertness, record high thermal conductivity, high mobility of charge carriers, and high electron

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INFLUENCE OF ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY IN THE APPARATUS INSULATION FOR SUBLIMATION GROWTH OF SIC  

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INFLUENCE OF ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY IN THE APPARATUS INSULATION FOR SUBLIMATION GROWTH insulation for sublimation growth of SiC: Numerical investigation of heat transfer J¨urgen Geiser, Olaf Klein). As it is not unusual for the thermal insulation of PVT growth apparatus to possess an anisotropic thermal conductivity

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ENS'07 Paris, France, 3-4 December 2007 MEASUREMENTS OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ALUMINUM NANOPOWDERS  

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ENS'07 Paris, France, 3-4 December 2007 MEASUREMENTS OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF ALUMINUM spectroscopy (PAS) as a powerful technique to estimate thermal properties of aluminum nanosized powders. Aluminum nanopowders are considered as effective constituents of energetic materials. Thermal conductivity

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Thermal conductance of buckled carbon nanotubes Fumio Nishimura1  

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with the strain energy generated in the buckle. Despite the highly stained deformation, the thermal resistance have motivated applications of carbon nanotubes as thermal interface materials [4-8] and additives in nanocomposites [9-12], in practice, one needs to consider various thermal resistances that manifest in the actual

Maruyama, Shigeo

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Thermal Conduction Path Analysis in 3-D ICs Boris Vaisband1  

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in the temperature and thermal resistance of up to, respectively, 20% and 28%. As confirmed by simulation, those [9], [10]. Thermal flow in materials is described by the Fourier Law, q = -k · T . (1) Thermal-D stack. through a unit of area) q [ W m2 ], the thermal conductivity, a property of the material k

Friedman, Eby G.

169

Interfacial thermal conductance in spun-cast polymer films and polymer brushes  

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represents the length of a material of thermal conduc- tivity providing an equivalent thermal resistance inorganic materials and anharmonic polymers have potentially intriguing thermal transport behavior. The low. This requirement proves challenging for low thermal conductivity materials like amorphous polymers. The effective

Braun, Paul

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How Does Folding Modulate Thermal Conductivity of Graphene? Nuo Yang1,2  

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of thermal conductivity is due to scattering of low frequency phonons by the folds. Our results suggest dimensional materials. Keywords Folded graphene ribbon, thermal conductivity, phonon transport, scattering #12 conductivity of low-dimensional silicon and carbon materials11 and graphene ribbons12 were studied by EMD

Li, Baowen

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Ceramic materials with low thermal conductivity and low coefficients of thermal expansion  

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Compositions, having the general formula (Ca[sub x]Mg[sub 1[minus]x])Zr[sub 4](PO[sub 4])[sub 6] where x is between 0.5 and 0.99, are produced by solid state and sol-gel processes. In a preferred embodiment, when x is between 0.5 and 0.8, the MgCZP materials have near-zero coefficients of thermal expansion. The MgCZPs of the present invention also show unusually low thermal conductivities, and are stable at high temperatures. Macrostructures formed from MgCZP are useful in a wide variety of high-temperature applications. In a preferred process, calcium, magnesium, and zirconium nitrate solutions have their pH adjusted to between 7 and 9 either before or after the addition of ammonium dihydrogen phosphate. After dehydration to a gel, and calcination at temperatures in excess of 850 C for approximately 16 hours, single phase crystalline MgCZP powders with particle sizes ranging from approximately 20 nm to 50 nm result. The MgCZP powders are then sintered at temperatures ranging from 1200 C to 1350 C to form solid macrostructures with near-zero bulk coefficients of thermal expansion and low thermal conductivities. Porous macrostructures of the MgCZP powders of the present invention are also formed by combination with a polymeric powder and a binding agent, and sintering at high temperatures. The porosity of the resulting macrostructures can be adjusted by varying the particle size of the polymeric powder used. 7 figs.

Brown, J.; Hirschfeld, D.; Liu, D.M.; Yang, Y.; Li, T.; Swanson, R.E.; Van Aken, S.; Kim, J.M.

1992-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity, electrical resistivity, and permeability of saturated soils at various porosities  

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of Ottawa Sand . 4. Thermal Conductivity Data Analysis 5. Thermal Conductivity of Reference Materials 6. DC Resistivity Data with Plate Electrode System for Kaolinite at Porosity of 49% PAGE 48 52 54 66 71 AC Resistivity Data for Kaolinite... THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY, AND PERMEABILITY OF SATURATED SOILS AT VARIOUS POROSITIES A Thesis by JAMES KEITH ENDERBY Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in Partial fulfillment of the requirement...

Enderby, James Keith

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric properties of high quality nanostructured Ge:Mn thin D. Tanoff2*  

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. The thermoelectric performance ZT of such material is as high as 0.15 making them a promising thermoelectric p the thermal properties by inducing phonon diffusion. The efficiency of thermoelectric materials is given properties of a nanostructured thermoelectric material are never those of the related bulk ones. Different

Boyer, Edmond

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Compositional ordering and stability in nanostructured, bulk thermoelectric alloys.  

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Thermoelectric materials have many applications in the conversion of thermal energy to electrical power and in solid-state cooling. One route to improving thermoelectric energy conversion efficiency in bulk material is to embed nanoscale inclusions. This report summarize key results from a recently completed LDRD project exploring the science underpinning the formation and stability of nanostructures in bulk thermoelectric and the quantitative relationships between such structures and thermoelectric properties.

Hekmaty, Michelle A.; Faleev, S.; Medlin, Douglas L.; Leonard, F.; Lensch-Falk, J.; Sharma, Peter Anand; Sugar, J. D.

2009-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Study of Thermal Properties of Graphene-Based Structures Using the Force Constant Method  

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to have an extremely low thermal conductivity because of the strong sensitivity of phonon transport be excellent candidates for thermoelectric applications that require very low values of thermal conductivity, 2012) Abstract The thermal properties of graphene-based materials are theoretically investigated

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Improvement of thermoelectric properties of alkaline-earth hexaborides  

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Thermoelectric (TE) and transport properties of alkaline-earth hexaborides were examined to investigate the possibility of improvement in their TE performance. As carrier concentration increased, electrical conductivity increased and the absolute value of the Seebeck coefficient decreased monotonically, while carrier mobility was almost unchanged. These results suggest that the electrical properties of the hexaboride depend largely on carrier concentration. Thermal conductivity of the hexaboride was higher than 10 W/m K even at 1073 K, which is relatively high among TE materials. Alloys of CaB{sub 6} and SrB{sub 6} were prepared in order to reduce lattice thermal conductivity. Whereas the Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity of the alloys were intermediate between those of CaB{sub 6} and SrB{sub 6} single phases, the thermal conductivities of the alloys were lower than those of both single phases. The highest TE performance was obtained in the vicinity of Ca{sub 0.5}Sr{sub 0.5}B{sub 6}, indicating that alloying is effective in improving the performance. - Graphical abstract: Thermoelectric figure-of-merit, ZT, for (Ca,Sr)B{sub 6} alloys. The highest ZT value of 0.35 at 1073 K was obtained due to effective reduction of thermal conductivity by alloying.

Takeda, Masatoshi [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)]. E-mail: takeda@mech.nagaokaut.ac.jp; Terui, Manabu [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Takahashi, Norihito [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan); Ueda, Noriyoshi [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, 1603-1 Kamitomioka, Nagaoka 940-2188 (Japan)

2006-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Definition: Thermoelectric power generation | Open Energy Information  

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Thermoelectric power generation Thermoelectric power generation Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Thermoelectric power generation The conversion of thermal energy into electrical energy. Thermoelectric generation relies on a fuel source (e.g. fossil, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, or solar) to heat a fluid to drive a turbine[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition The thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice-versa. A thermoelectric device creates voltage when there is a different temperature on each side. Conversely, when a voltage is applied to it, it creates a temperature difference. At the atomic scale, an applied temperature gradient causes charge carriers in the material to diffuse from the hot side to the cold

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Probabilistic Mechanical Reliability Prediction of Thermoelectric Legs  

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The probability of failure, Pf, for various square-arrayed thermoelectric device designs using bismuth telluride, lead telluride, or skutterudite thermoelectric materials were estimated. Only volume- or bulk-based Pf analysis was considered in this study. The effects of the choice of the thermoelectric material, the size of the leg array, the height of the thermoelectric legs, and the boundary conditions on the Pf of thermoelectric devices were investigated. Yielding of the solder contacts and mounting layer was taken into account. The modeling results showed that the use of longer legs, using skutterudites, allowing the thermoelectric device to freely deform while under a thermal gradient, and using smaller arrays promoted higher probabilities of survival.

Jadaan, Osama M. [University of Wisconsin, Platteville; Wereszczak, Andrew A [ORNL

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Methods for increasing the thermal conductivity of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)  

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A two-part study was conducted to determine methods for producing ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene with high thermal conductivity by way of polymer chain orientation. The first portion of this report surveys current ...

Miler, Josef L

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

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& Publications Engineering and Materials for Automotive Thermoelectric Applications Electrical and Thermal Transport Optimization of High Efficient n-type Skutterudites Electrical...

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

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Waste Heat Recovery Engineering and Materials for Automotive Thermoelectric Applications Electrical and Thermal Transport Optimization of High Efficient n-type Skutterudites...

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G. J. Snyder Page 1 THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF SELENIDE SPINELS  

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of merit, ZT, for thermoelectric materials. The figure of merit is defined as ZT = 2 T/, where conductivity. Thus, one method for finding new, advanced thermoelectric materials is to searchG. J. Snyder Page 1 THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF SELENIDE SPINELS G. Jeffrey Snyder*, T. Caillat

183

Experimental investigation of plastic finned-tube heat exchangers, with emphasis on material thermal conductivity  

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In this paper, two modified types of polypropylene (PP) with high thermal conductivity up to 2.3 W/m K and 16.5 W/m K are used to manufacture the finned-tube heat exchangers, which are prospected to be used in liquid desiccant air conditioning, heat recovery, water source heat pump, sea water desalination, etc. A third plastic heat exchanger is also manufactured with ordinary PP for validation and comparison. Experiments are carried out to determine the thermal performance of the plastic heat exchangers. It is found that the plastic finned-tube heat exchanger with thermal conductivity of 16.5 W/m K can achieve overall heat transfer coefficient of 34 W/m{sup 2} K. The experimental results are compared with calculation and they agree well with each other. Finally, the effect of material thermal conductivity on heat exchanger thermal performance is studied in detail. The results show that there is a threshold value of material thermal conductivity. Below this value improving thermal conductivity can considerably improve the heat exchanger performance while over this value improving thermal conductivity contributes very little to performance enhancement. For the finned-tube heat exchanger designed in this paper, when the plastic thermal conductivity can reach over 15 W/m K, it can achieve more than 95% of the titanium heat exchanger performance and 84% of the aluminum or copper heat exchanger performance with the same dimension. (author)

Chen, Lin; Li, Zhen; Guo, Zeng-Yuan [Department of Engineering Mechanics, Key Laboratory for Thermal Science and Power Engineering of Ministry of Education, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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ENHANCED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY IN NANOFLUIDS UNDER THE ACTION OF OSCILLATING FORCE FIELDS  

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. Active control of transport coefficients. Nanocolloïds. Cooling system Introduction Nanofluids (EastmanENHANCED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY IN NANOFLUIDS UNDER THE ACTION OF OSCILLATING FORCE FIELDS Clément Le forces in the radio frequency and microwave ranges, we show that the thermal conductivity of nanofluids

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

185

Electrical Conductivity, Near-Infrared Absorption, and Thermal Lens Spectroscopic Studies of Percolation of Microemulsions  

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Electrical Conductivity, Near-Infrared Absorption, and Thermal Lens Spectroscopic Studies studied below and above the percolation thresholds by electrical conductivity, near-infrared absorption. In this work the structure of microemulsions was investigated by using the near-IR absorption and thermal lens

Reid, Scott A.

186

Electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of liquid Fe alloys at high P and T, and  

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Electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity of liquid Fe alloys at high P and T, and heat flux to crystallize (1, 4). Existing estimates of thermal conductivity (kel) and electrical resistivity (el) of Earth of electrical resistivity to temperature, its invariability along and across the Fe liquidus, and adherence

Steinle-Neumann, Gerd

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Thermal conductance of metal-diamond interfaces at high pressure Gregory T. Hohensee  

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are concerned with the exchange of thermal energy across an interface between two materials. This topic-nonmetal interface, a two-temperature model predicts a thermal resistance of Rep = 1/ gL in series with the phononThermal conductance of metal-diamond interfaces at high pressure Gregory T. Hohensee Department

Cahill, David G.

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Generalized model of thermal boundary conductance between SWNT and surrounding supercritical Lennard-Jones fluid  

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of the promising applications is to use SWNTs as additives to enhance thermal conductivity of composite materials of the composite can be strongly influenced by thermal boundary resistance (TBR) between carbon nanotubes, it is essential to understand TBR. Thermal boundary resistance, with its importance in small scale, has been

Maruyama, Shigeo

189

SunShot Initiative: Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power  

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Communication: Minimum in the thermal conductivity of supercooled water: A computer simulation study  

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We report the results of a computer simulation study of the thermodynamic properties and the thermal conductivity of supercooled water as a function of pressure and temperature using the TIP4P-2005 water model. The thermodynamic properties can be represented by a two-structure equation of state consistent with the presence of a liquid-liquid critical point in the supercooled region. Our simulations confirm the presence of a minimum in the thermal conductivity, not only at atmospheric pressure, as previously found for the TIP5P water model, but also at elevated pressures. This anomalous behavior of the thermal conductivity of supercooled water appears to be related to the maximum of the isothermal compressibility or the minimum of the speed of sound. However, the magnitudes of the simulated thermal conductivities are sensitive to the water model adopted and appear to be significantly larger than the experimental thermal conductivities of real water at low temperatures.

Bresme, F., E-mail: f.bresme@imperial.ac.uk [Chemical Physics Section, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom and Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 7491 (Norway); Biddle, J. W.; Sengers, J. V.; Anisimov, M. A. [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)] [Institute for Physical Science and Technology, and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

2014-04-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Note: Local thermal conductivities from boundary driven non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations  

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We report non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations of heat transport in models of molecular fluids. We show that the local thermal conductivities obtained from non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations agree within numerical accuracy with equilibrium Green-Kubo computations. Our results support the local equilibrium hypothesis for transport properties. We show how to use the local dependence of the thermal gradients to quantify the thermal conductivity of molecular fluids for a wide range of thermodynamic states using a single simulation.

Bresme, F., E-mail: f.bresme@imperial.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Chemical Physics Section, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom); Department of Chemistry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (Norway); Armstrong, J., E-mail: j.armstrong@imperial.ac.uk [Department of Chemistry, Chemical Physics Section, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ (United Kingdom)

2014-01-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic-Scale Mapping of Thermoelectric Power on Graphene: Role of Defects and Boundaries  

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by conductance measurements alone. Indeed, the thermoelectric properties of this two-dimensional material have scattering effects in thermoelectric materials. An alternative way to study the thermoelectric properties1 Atomic-Scale Mapping of Thermoelectric Power on Graphene: Role of Defects and Boundaries Jewook

Feenstra, Randall

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G-Plus report to Owens Corning-thermal conductivity Measurements of Fiberglass  

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Fiberglass made by Owens Corning is being used in noise reduction of automobile exhaust system. Specifically, the glass fibers are packed inside the muffler to achieve the desired acoustic effect. A secondary benefit of the fibers is to serve as a thermal insulation. Because of this insulating property, the glass fibers can serve to reduce the temperature of the muffler shell. This in turn reduces the need for heat shields around mufflers and reduces the amount of exterior temperature accelerated corrosion of the muffler shell, especially in the winter ''salt belts'' where large amounts of salt are placed on highways to minimize the safety impact of snow and ice. In addition, for some applications the use of the fiberglass could allow the use of lighter weight carbon based polymer composite materials in place of steel for muffler shells. However, in order to properly design exhaust systems without heat shields or to take advantage of new materials, the thermal conductivity of the fiberglass material at operating temperatures (for some applications above 750 C) must be known. We selected two types of Owens Corning glass fibers, 17 {micro}m and 24 {micro}m in diameter, for this study. There are some room temperature thermal conductivity data for the fiberglass, but high temperature data are not available. Based on the thermal radiation model, thermal conductivity should increase rapidly at high temperature, providing less thermal insulation. In addition, thermal conductivity depends on packing density of the glass fibers. We will study the effect of packing density on thermal conductivity. Another issue is that the glass fiber conducts heat better along the fiber, while the conduction across the fibers is poor, because thermal conduction from one fiber to another has to go through an interface with thermal resistance. In fiberglass, most fibers are not in good contact with the surrounding fibers, thus, most heat transfer is dependent on the thermal radiation effect. Among the many methods of measuring thermal conductivity, only a few can be used for glass fibers. The traditional heat flow meter is used in testing thermal insulations near room temperature. At higher temperatures this method cannot be used due to material and instrument limitations. Our plan is to use a transient plane source (TPS) method to measure thermal conductivity directly. The advantage of the TPS method is that measurements can be taken at over 700 C, and covers the temperature of the automobile exhausts. The following is a report for the G-Plus project conducted at ORNL to apply the TPS method to characterizing the thermal conductivity of two types of fiberglass and also the effect of packing density.

Wang, H

2003-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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New materials and devices for thermoelectric applications  

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The development of new, more efficient materials and devices is the key to expanding the range of application of thermoelectric generators and coolers. In the last couple of years, efforts to discover breakthrough thermoelectric materials have intensified, in particular in the US. Recent results on novel materials have already demonstrated that dimensionless figure of merit ZT values 40 to 50% larger than 1.0, the current limit, could be obtained in the 475 to 950 K temperature range. New terrestrial power generation applications have been recently described in the literature. There exists a wide range of heat source temperatures for these applications, from low grade waste heat, at 325--350 K, up to 850 to 1,100 K, such as in the heat recovery from a processing plant of combustible solid waste. The automobile industry has also recently developed a strong interest in a waste exhaust heat recovery power source operating in the 375--750 K temperature range to supplement or replace the alternator and thus decrease fuel consumption. Based on results achieved to date at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on novel materials, the performance of an advanced segmented generator design operating in a large 300--945 K temperature gradient is predicted to achieve about 15% conversion efficiency. This would be a very substantial improvement over state-of-the-art (SOA) thermoelectric power converters. Such a terrestrial power generator could be using waste heat or liquid fuels as a heat source. High performance radioisotope generators (RTG) are still of interest for deep space missions but the shift towards small, light spacecraft has developed a need for advanced power sources in the watt to milliwatt range. The powerstick concept would provide a study, compact, lightweight and low cost answer to this need. The development of thin film thermoelectric devices also offer attractive possibilities. The combination of semiconductor technology, thermoelectric films and high thermal conductivity materials could lead to the fabrication of light weight, high voltage devices with high cooling or high electrical power density characteristics. The use of microcoolers for the thermal management of power electronics is of particular interest.

Fleurial, J.P.; Borshchevsky, A.; Caillat, T.; Ewell, R. [California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Photoacoustic measurement of bandgaps of thermoelectric materials  

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Thermoelectric materials are a promising class of direct energy conversion materials, usually consisting of highly doped semiconductors. The key to maximizing their thermal to electrical energy conversion lies in optimizing ...

Ni, George (George Wei)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Duality of the Interfacial Thermal Conductance in Graphene-based Nanocomposites  

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The thermal conductance of graphene-matrix interfaces plays a key role in controlling the thermal transport properties of graphene-based nanocomposites. Using classical molecular dynamics simulations, we found that the interfacial thermal conductance depends strongly on the mode of heat transfer at the graphene-matrix interfaces: if heat enters graphene from one side of its basal plane and immediately leaves the graphene through the other side, the corresponding interfacial thermal conductance, G(across), is large; if heat enters graphene from both sides of its basal plane and leaves the graphene at a position far away on its basal plane, the corresponding interfacial thermal conductance, G(non-across), is small. For a single-layer graphene immersed in liquid octane, G(across) is ~150 MW/m2K while Gnon-across is ~5 MW/m2K. G(across) decreases with increasing multi-layer graphene thickness (i.e., number of layers in graphene) and approaches an asymptotic value of 100 MW/m2K for 7-layer graphenes. G(non-across) increases only marginally as the graphene sheet thickness increases. Such a duality of the interface thermal conductance for different probing methods and its dependence on graphene sheet thickness can be traced ultimately to the unique physical and chemical structure of graphene materials. The ramifications of these results in areas such as experimental measurement of thermal conductivity of graphene and the design of graphene-based thermal nanocomposites are discussed.

Liu, Ying [Clemson University] [Clemson University; Huang, Jingsong [ORNL] [ORNL; Yang, Bao [University of Maryland] [University of Maryland; Sumpter, Bobby G [ORNL] [ORNL; Qiao, Rui [Clemson University] [Clemson University

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High temperature thermoelectrics  

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In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a thermoelectric device includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements that each include a diffusion barrier. The diffusion barrier includes a refractory metal. The thermoelectric device also includes a plurality of conductors coupled to the plurality of thermoelectric elements. The plurality of conductors include aluminum. In addition, the thermoelectric device includes at least one plate coupled to the plurality of thermoelectric elements using a braze. The braze includes aluminum.

Moczygemba, Joshua E.; Biershcenk, James L.; Sharp, Jeffrey W.

2014-09-23T23:59:59.000Z

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The thermal conductivity of rock under hydrothermal conditions: measurements and applications  

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The thermal conductivities of most major rock-forming minerals vary with both temperature and confining pressure, leading to substantial changes in the thermal properties of some rocks at the high temperatures characteristic of geothermal systems. In areas with large geothermal gradients, the successful use of near-surface heat flow measurements to predict temperatures at depth depends upon accurate corrections for varying thermal conductivity. Previous measurements of the thermal conductivity of dry rock samples as a function of temperature were inadequate for porous rocks and susceptible to thermal cracking effects in nonporous rocks. We have developed an instrument for measuring the thermal conductivity of water-saturated rocks at temperatures from 20 to 350 C and confining pressures up to 100 MPa. A transient line-source of heat is applied through a needle probe centered within the rock sample, which in turn is enclosed within a heated pressure vessel with independent controls on pore and confining pressure. Application of this technique to samples of Franciscan graywacke from The Geysers reveals a significant change in thermal conductivity with temperature. At reservoir-equivalent temperatures of 250 C, the conductivity of the graywacke decreases by approximately 25% relative to the room temperature value. Where heat flow is constant with depth within the caprock overlying the reservoir, this reduction in conductivity with temperature leads to a corresponding increase in the geothermal gradient. Consequently, reservoir temperature are encountered at depths significantly shallower than those predicted by assuming a constant temperature gradient with depth. We have derived general equations for estimating the thermal conductivity of most metamorphic and igneous rocks and some sedimentary rocks at elevated temperature from knowledge of the room temperature thermal conductivity. Application of these equations to geothermal exploration should improve estimates of subsurface temperatures derived from heat flow measurements.

Williams, Colin F.; Sass, John H.

1996-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite Thermoelectric Devices  

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Composite thermoelectric devices incorporating common conductors laminated between P- and N-type thermoelectric plates demonstrate internal ohmic loss reduction and enhanced performance

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Thermoelectric properties of polycrystalline In4Se3 and In4Te3  

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High thermoelectric performance of a single crystal layered compound In{sub 4}Se{sub 3} was reported recently. We present here an electrical and thermal transport property study over a wide temperature range for polycrystalline samples of In{sub 4}Se{sub 3} and In{sub 4}Te{sub 3}. Our data demonstrate that these materials are lightly doped semiconductors, leading to large thermopower and resistivity. Very low thermal conductivity, below 1 W/m K, is observed. The power factors for In{sub 4}Se{sub 3} and In{sub 4}Te{sub 3} are much smaller when compared with state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials. This combined with the very low thermal conductivity results in the maximum ZT value of less than 0.6 at 700 K for In{sub 4}Se{sub 3}.

Shi, Xun [Optimal Inc., Plymouth, Michigan 48170, USA; Cho, Jung Y [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Yang, Jihui [General Motors Corporation-R& D; Wang, Hsin [Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simultaneous measurement of the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of unconsolidated materials by the transient hot wire method  

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This paper describes a new design for the transient hot wire method that can obtain the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of unconsolidated materials. In this method the thermal conductivity is determined from the slope of the temperature rise versus time of an electrically heated wire. The temperature rise is detected as the unbalanced voltage of a precision Wheatstone bridge. This voltage is read by a microcomputer via a high?speed analog?to?digital converter. The instrument was designed so that measurements can be taken over a temperature range of 20200?C and a pressure range of atmospheric down to 10 mTorr. Tests using glycerin indicate an accuracy of 1% for the conductivity and 6% for the diffusivity and a precision of 0.4% for the conductivity and 4.5% for the diffusivity. Measurements have also been made on materials such as 50?? glass beads and unconsolidated spent oil shale.

Greg C. Glatzmaier; W. Fred Ramirez

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

Phonon-cavity-enhanced low-temperature thermal conductance of a semiconductor nanowire with narrow constrictions  

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We study the effect of the phonon cavity lying in a narrow constriction of a semiconductor nanowire on the ballistic phonon thermal conductance at low temperatures. At higher temperatures, the thermal conductance of the nanowire with phonon cavity is lower than that of the nanowire without phonon cavity since more discontinuous interfaces scatter phonons. On the contrary, it is found that the cavity can enhance the thermal conductance at very low temperatures despite phonons are scattered by its interfaces. The enhancement originates from the coupling between more excited cavity modes in the phonon cavity and phonon modes in the constrictions.

Wei-Qing Huang; Gui-Fang Huang; Ling-Ling Wang; Bai-Yun Huang

2007-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Numerical study of porous media thermoelectric converter  

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Thermoelectric conversion is direct conversion technology that has characteristics of being maintenance free. However, the efficiency of the conventional bulk semiconductor thermoelectric device is about 20% for ideal theoretical calculation, and less than 5% for an actual application. The efficiency is very low because the heat conduction in the device and the Joule loss are too large compared with the Peltier heat which is changed into the electric power. The thermoelectric device made by porous media is heated by the radiation and maintains a large temperature difference by the gas which passes in the porous device. Therefore, the influence of the heat conduction in the thermoelectric device is small and the improvement of the conversion efficiency can be attempted. In this paper, the authors report the calculated results and the performance of thermoelectric converter made with porous media.

Kosaka, Kenichirou; Yamada, Akira

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

204

Serpentine Thermal Coupling Between a Stream and a Conducting Body  

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Here we document the effect of flow configuration on the heat transfer performance of a serpentine shaped stream embedded in a conducting solid. Several configurations with fixed volume of fluid are considered: U-shaped with varying spacing between the parallel portions of the U, serpentine shapes with three elbows, and conducting soil with several parallelepipedal shapes. We show that the spacing must be greater than a critical value in order for the heat transfer density of the stream-solid configuration to be the highest that it can be. Spacings larger than this critical value do not yield improvements in heat transfer density. We also show that even though the heat transfer is time dependent, the stream-solid configuration has an effective number of heat transfer units Ntu that is nearly constant in time. The larger Ntu values correspond to the configurations with greater heat transfer density.

Kobayashi, H.; Lorente, S.; Anderson, R.; Bejan, A.

2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

205

EVALUATION OF THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF INSTALLED-IN-PLACE POLYURETHANE FOAM INSULATION BY EXPERIMENT AND ANALYSIS  

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In the thermal analysis of the 9977 package, it was found that calculated temperatures, determined using a typical thermal analysis code, did not match those measured in the experimental apparatus. The analysis indicated that the thermal resistance of the overpack in the experimental apparatus was less than that expected, based on manufacturer's reported value of thermal conductivity. To resolve this question, the thermal conductivity of the installed foam was evaluated from the experimental results, using a simplified analysis. This study confirmed that the thermal resistance of the experimental apparatus was lower than that which would result from the manufacturer's published values for thermal conductivity of the foam insulation. The test package was sectioned to obtain samples for measurement of material properties. In the course of the destructive examination a large uninsulated region was found at the bottom of the package, which accounted for the anomalous results. Subsequent measurement of thermal conductivity confirmed the manufacturer's published values. The study provides useful insight into the use of simplified, scoping calculations for evaluation of thermal performance of packages.

Smith, A; Bruce Hardy, B; Kurt Eberl, K; Nick Gupta, N

2007-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Modular Isotopic Thermoelectric Generator  

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Advanced RTG concepts utilizing improved thermoelectric materials and converter concepts are under study at Fairchild for DOE. The design described here is based on DOE's newly developed radioisotope heat source, and on an improved silicon-germanium material and a multicouple converter module under development at Syncal. Fairchild's assignment was to combine the above into an attractive power system for use in space, and to assess the specific power and other attributes of that design. The resultant design is highly modular, consisting of standard RTG slices, each producing ~24 watts at the desired output voltage of 28 volt. Thus, the design could be adapted to various space missions over a wide range of power levels, with little or no redesign. Each RTG slice consists of a 250-watt heat source module, eight multicouple thermoelectric modules, and standard sections of insulator, housing, radiator fins, and electrical circuit. The design makes it possible to check each thermoelectric module for electrical performance, thermal contact, leaktightness, and performance stability, after the generator is fully assembled; and to replace any deficient modules without disassembling the generator or perturbing the others. The RTG end sections provide the spring-loaded supports required to hold the free-standing heat source stack together during launch vibration. Details analysis indicates that the design offers a substantial improvement in specific power over the present generator of RTGs, using the same heat source modules. There are three copies in the file.

Schock, Alfred

1981-04-03T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance Thermoelectric Devices Based on Abundant Silicide Materials for Vehicle Waste Heat Recovery  

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Development of high-performance thermoelectric devices for vehicle waste heat recovery will include fundamental research to use abundant promising low-cost thermoelectric materials, thermal management and interfaces design, and metrology

208

Theoretical study of the thermoelectric properties of SiGe nanotubes  

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The thermoelectric properties of two typical SiGe nanotubes are investigated using a combination of density functional theory, Boltzmann transport theory, and molecular dynamics simulations. Unlike carbon nanotubes, these SiGe nanotubes tend to have gear-like geometry, and both the (6, 6) and (10, 0) tubes are semiconducting with direct band gaps. The calculated Seebeck coefficients as well as the relaxation time of these SiGe nanotubes are significantly larger than those of bulk thermoelectric materials. Together with smaller lattice thermal conductivity caused by phonon boundary and alloy scattering, these SiGe nanotubes can exhibit very good thermoelectric performance. Moreover, there are strong chirality and temperature dependence of the ZT values, which can be optimized to 4.9 at room temperature and further enhanced to 5.4 at 400 K for the armchair (6, 6) tube.

Wei, J; Tan, X J; Cheng, L; Zhang, J; Fan, D D; Shi, J; Tang, X F

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature, thermal-conductivity, and heat-flux data,Raft River area,  

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Temperature, thermal-conductivity, and heat-flux data,Raft River area, Temperature, thermal-conductivity, and heat-flux data,Raft River area, Cassia County, Idaho (1974-1976) Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Report: Temperature, thermal-conductivity, and heat-flux data,Raft River area, Cassia County, Idaho (1974-1976) Details Activities (1) Areas (1) Regions (0) Abstract: Basin and Range Province; Cassia County Idaho; economic geology; exploration; geophysical surveys; geothermal energy; heat flow; heat flux; Idaho; North America; Raft River basin; south-central Idaho; surveys; temperature; thermal conductivity; United States; USGS Author(s): Urban, T.C.; Diment, W.H.; Nathenson, M.; Smith, E.P.; Ziagos, J.P.; Shaeffer, M.H. Published: Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, 1/1/1986 Document Number: Unavailable

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Thermal conductivity of fluids containing suspension of nanometer-sized particles  

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Nanofluids, which are fluids containing suspension of nanometer-sized particles, have been reported to possess substantially higher thermal conductivity than their respective base fluids. This thesis reports on an experimental ...

Ma, Jack Jeinhao

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Thermal conductivity enhancement of Ag nanowires on an organic phase change material  

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One of the greatest challenges in the application of organic phase change materials (PCMs) is to increase their thermal conductivity while maintaining high phase change enthalpy. 1-Tetradecanol/Ag nanowires compo...

J. L. Zeng; Z. Cao; D. W. Yang; L. X. Sun

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

212

Enhancing thermal conductivity of fluids with graphite nanoparticles and carbon nanotube  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A fluid media such as oil or water, and a selected effective amount of carbon nanomaterials necessary to enhance the thermal conductivity of the fluid. One of the preferred carbon nanomaterials is a high thermal conductivity graphite, exceeding that of the neat fluid to be dispersed therein in thermal conductivity, and ground, milled, or naturally prepared with mean particle size less than 500 nm, and preferably less than 200 nm, and most preferably less than 100 nm. The graphite is dispersed in the fluid by one or more of various methods, including ultrasonication, milling, and chemical dispersion. Carbon nanotubes with graphitic structure is another preferred source of carbon nanomaterial, although other carbon nanomaterials are acceptable. To confer long term stability, the use of one or more chemical dispersants is preferred. The thermal conductivity enhancement, compared to the fluid without carbon nanomaterial, is proportional to the amount of carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and/or graphite) added.

Zhang, Zhiqiang (Lexington, KY); Lockwood, Frances E. (Georgetown, KY)

2008-03-25T23:59:59.000Z

213

Effective thermal conductivity measurements relevant to deep borehole nuclear waste disposal  

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The objective of this work was to measure the effective thermal conductivity of a number of materials (particle beds, and fluids) proposed for use in and around canisters for disposal of high level nuclear waste in deep ...

Shaikh, Samina

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

An Analytical Model for Determining the Thermal Conductivity of Closed-Cell Foam Insulation  

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The purpose of this paper is to present analytical methods and some preliminary test results for determining the thermal conductivity and net heat flow in closed-cell foam materials used as cryogenic insulation. ...

M. B. Hammond Jr.

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Thermal Conductivity of Ordered Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Films Made from Magnesium Reduction of Polymer-  

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Thermal Conductivity of Ordered Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Films Made from Magnesium-assembly of mesoporous silica followed by magnesium reduction. The periodic ordering of pores in mesoporous silicon

Pilon, Laurent

216

Gallium arsenide thermal conductivity and optical phonon relaxation times from first-principles calculations  

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In this paper, thermal conductivity of crystalline GaAs is calculated using first-principles lattice dynamics. The harmonic and cubic force constants are obtained by fitting them to the force-displacement data from density ...

Luo, Tengfei

217

Thermoelectric generator apparatus and operation method  

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A method of operating a thermoelectric generator includes: cyclically producing increasing then decreasing temperature differences in the thermoelectric material of the generator; and generating a cyclically increasing then decreasing electrical generator output signal, in response to such temperature differences, to transmit electrical power generated by the generator from the generator. Part of the thermoelectric material reaches temperatures substantially above the melting temperature of the material. The thermoelectric material of the generator forms a part of a closed electrical loop about a transformer core so that the inductor voltage for the loop serves as the output signal of the generator. A thermoelectric generator, which can be driven by the described method of operation, incorporates fins into a thermopile to conduct heat toward or away from the alternating spaces between adjacent layers of different types of thermoelectric material. The fins extend from between adjacent layers, so that they can also conduct electrical current between such layers, perpendicularly to the direction of stacking of the layers. The exhaust from an internal combustion engine can be employed to drive the thermoelectric generator, and, also, to act as a driver for a thermoelectric generator in accordance with the method of operation initially described.

Lowther, F.E.

1984-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place  

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the sheet resistance of the materials. Seebeck measurementsexpected resistance calculated from the material properties.thermoelectric materials typically produce high-resistance

Chen, Alic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Viscosity and thermal conductivity effects at first-order phase transitions in heavy-ion collisions  

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Effects of viscosity and thermal conductivity on the dynamics of first-order phase transitions are studied. The nuclear gas-liquid and hadron-quark transitions in heavy-ion collisions are considered. We demonstrate that at nonzero thermal conductivity, {kappa} {ne} 0, onset of spinodal instabilities occurs on an isothermal spinodal line, whereas for {kappa} = 0 instabilities take place at lower temperatures, on an adiabatic spinodal.

Voskresensky, D. N., E-mail: D.Voskresensky@gsi.de [National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI' (Russian Federation); Skokov, V. V., E-mail: V.Skokov@gsi.de [GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH (Germany)

2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal contact conductance of metallic coated superconductor/copper interfaces at cryogenic temperatures  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

THERMAL CONTACT CONDUCTANCE OF METALLIC COATED SUPERCONDUCTOR/COPPER INTERFACES AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES A Thesis by JAY MATTHEW OCHTERBECK Submitted to the 0%ce of Graduate Studies of Texas AJrM IJniversity in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1990 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering THERMAL CONTACT CONDUCTANCE OF METALLIC COATED SUPERCONDUCTOR/COPPER INTERFACES AT CRYOGENIC TEMPERATURES A Thesis JA'r '(IATTHEW OCHTERBECK Approved...

Ochterbeck, Jay Matthew

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Size-dependent interface phonon transmission and thermal conductivity of nanolaminates  

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resistance between different materials exists since the interface breaks the regular lattice structure and superlattices as the interface distance or periodic thickness reduces. The interface thermal resistance has beenSize-dependent interface phonon transmission and thermal conductivity of nanolaminates L. H. Liang

Li, Baowen

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Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of PbTe Nanocrystal Coated Glass Fibers by the 3 Method  

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and high aspect ratio result in a significant thermal radiation effect. We simulate the experiment using such as automobile exhaust pipes, power plant steam pipes, manufacturing industry cooling pipes, and so forth. Our the radiation effect and extract the thermal conductivity at the single fiber level. Our simulation method

Ruan, Xiulin

223

Propagation of three--dimensional Alfv'en waves in a stratified, thermally conducting solar wind  

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Propagation of three--dimensional Alfv'en waves in a stratified, thermally conducting solar wind S to the well--known thermal expansion of the solar corona [Parker, 1958, 1963, 1991]. In particular Alfv'en waves in the solar atmosphere and wind, taking into account relevant physical effects

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Effective thermal conductivity for anisotropic granular porous media using fractal concepts  

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The use of granular porous media in chemical processes, thermal insulation, heat exchangers, and nuclear reactor fuel rods has led to the development of correlations for thermophysical properties, such as thermal conductivity. These correlations are essential in the prediction of heat and mass transfer involving porous media. Analytical correlations are derived for the effective thermal conductivity of anisotropic, Granular Porous Media (GPM). The correlations proposed, which can be apply in general to any porous media material, are used to determine the effective thermal conductivity of GPM that are formed by semi-cylindrical ice particles. Pictures of the cross-section of GPM provide digital data for measuring local fractal dimensions. Local fractal dimensions are used to determine an equivalent three-dimensional Representative Unit Cell (RUC) for the GPM considered. A simplified analysis of heat conduction at the RUC level provide an analytical expression for the effective heat transfer coefficient. Estimates for the effective thermal conductivity by the use of the models are discussed and compared with various models known in literature. Finally, results for anisotropic thermal conductivities, which are obtained by the use of fractal correlations, are discussed.

Sabau, A.S.; Tao, Y.X.; Liu, G.; Vidhuvalavan, G.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 90, 174107 (2014) High-throughput computational screening of thermal conductivity, Debye temperature, and  

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for the past few decades [6]. Low thermal conductivity materials constitute the basis of a new generation such as the Debye temperature and the thermal conductivity of materials. We demonstrate that the AGL method, which ranking of the thermal conductivity for several different classes of semiconductor materials

Curtarolo, Stefano

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Thermal Conduction in Suspended Graphene Layers A. A.BALANDIN, S. GHOSH, D. L. NIKA AND E. P. POKATILOV  

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' properties. Materials with very high or very low thermal conductivities attract particular attention due and engineering research communities to the thermal conductivity of materials. This is explained by both in its atomic structure and the knowledge of thermal conductivity can shed light on many other materials

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Suppression of thermal conductivity in InxGa12xN alloys by nanometer-scale disorder  

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power requires low lattice thermal conductivity while maintaining high mobility of the charge carriers. The binary InN and GaN materials have high ther- mal conductivity materials9­14 (the room-temperature thermalSuppression of thermal conductivity in InxGa12xN alloys by nanometer-scale disorder T. Tong,1,a) D

Wu, Junqiao

228

Reduction of thermal conductivity of anharmonic lattices Lei Wang1 and Baowen Li1,2,3,  

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for constructing a material with ultra low thermal conductivity is still not available. As a simple. INTRODUCTION Thermal conductivity is one of the most fundamental and important properties of materials.1 heat dissipation. In the former case, one needs to have a very low thermal conductivity, while

Li, Baowen

229

Analysis of the reduced thermal conductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers from chirp characteristics  

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injection which we term "thermal impact" , the ther- mal conductivity of the active region is estimatedAnalysis of the reduced thermal conductivity in InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot lasers from chirp; published online 21 September 2006 The thermal conductivity of self-organized quantum dot QD active regions

Klotzkin, David

230

Regulation of thermal conductivity in hot galaxy clusters by MHD turbulence  

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The role of thermal conduction in regulating the thermal behavior of cooling flows in galaxy clusters is reexamined. Recent investigations have shown that the anisotropic Coulomb heat flux caused by a magnetic field in a dilute plasma drives a dynamical instability. A long standing problem of cooling flow theory has been to understand how thermal conduction can offset radiative core losses without completely preventing them. In this Letter we propose that magnetohydrodynamic turbulence driven by the heat flux instability regulates field-line insulation and drives a reverse convective thermal flux, both of which may mediate the stabilization of the cooling cores of hot clusters. This model suggests that turbulent mixing should accompany strong thermal gradients in cooling flows. This prediction seems to be supported by the spatial distribution of metals in the central galaxies of clusters, which shows a much stronger correlation with the ambient hot gas temperature gradient than with the parent stellar population.

Steven A. Balbus; Christopher S. Reynolds

2008-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Regulation of thermal conductivity in hot galaxy clusters by MHD turbulence  

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The role of thermal conduction in regulating the thermal behavior of cooling flows in galaxy clusters is reexamined. Recent investigations have shown that the anisotropic Coulomb heat flux caused by a magnetic field in a dilute plasma drives a dynamical instability. A long standing problem of cooling flow theory has been to understand how thermal conduction can offset radiative core losses without completely preventing them. In this Letter we propose that magnetohydrodynamic turbulence driven by the heat flux instability regulates field-line insulation and drives a reverse convective thermal flux, both of which may mediate the stabilization of the cooling cores of hot clusters. This model suggests that turbulent mixing should accompany strong thermal gradients in cooling flows. This prediction seems to be supported by the spatial distribution of metals in the central galaxies of clusters, which shows a much stronger correlation with the ambient hot gas temperature gradient than with the parent stellar populat...

Balbus, Steven A

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

An apparatus for the measurement of thermal conductivity of liquid neon  

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) ~ 4 Lochtermann, Cryog nics Q, 45 (1963) ~ conductivity of liquid neon. The thermal conductivity measurements will be made using the "hot plate" method used by Grenier for measurements in liquid helium. The test cell to be used is shown 1n figure... for the experiment shown in figure 1 follows the basic design used by Grenier f' or measure- 5 ments of' the thermal conductivity of liquid. helium. The hot plate, Pl, is supported within the guard ring, P , by means of a stainless steel tube. The guard ring...

Jensen, Jerald Norman

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

233

Determination of Thermal Contact Conductance of Metal Tabs for Battery Ultrasonic Welding Process  

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A new experimental apparatus and data analysis algorithm were used to determine the thermal contact conductance between 0.2-mm-thick pure aluminum battery tabs as a function of contact pressure from 3.6 to 14.4 MPa. Specimens were sandwiched between one optically transparent and one infrared (IR) transparent glass windows, and heated up from one side by an intense short pulse of flash light. The temperature transient on the other side was measured by an IR camera. In order to determine the thermal contact conductance, two experiment configurations having different number of Al specimen layers were used. Numerical heat conduction simulations showed that the thermal contact conductance strongly depended on the ratio of the maximum temperature rise between the two configurations. Moreover, this ratio was not sensitive to the uncertainties of other thermal properties. Through the simulation results, a simple correlation between the gap conductance and the ratio was established. Therefore, once the ratio of the temperature rise between two configurations was experimentally measured, the thermal contact conductance could be readily determined from the correlation. The new method was fast and robust. Most importantly, the data analysis algorithm improved the measurement accuracy by considerably reducing the uncertainties associated with the thermophysical properties of materials and measurement system.

Chen, Jian [ORNL] [ORNL; Zhang, Wei [ORNL] [ORNL; Yu, Zhenzhen [ORNL] [ORNL; Feng, Zhili [ORNL] [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

234

Nanoscale size dependence parameters on lattice thermal conductivity of Wurtzite GaN nanowires  

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Graphical abstract: Temperature dependence of calculated lattice thermal conductivity of Wurtzite GaN nanowires. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A modified Callaway model is used to calculate lattice thermal conductivity of Wurtzite GaN nanowires. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer A direct method is used to calculate phonon group velocity for these nanowires. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 3-Gruneisen parameter, surface roughness, and dislocations are successfully investigated. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Dislocation densities are decreases with the decrease of wires diameter. -- Abstract: A detailed calculation of lattice thermal conductivity of freestanding Wurtzite GaN nanowires with diameter ranging from 97 to 160 nm in the temperature range 2-300 K, was performed using a modified Callaway model. Both longitudinal and transverse modes are taken into account explicitly in the model. A method is used to calculate the Debye and phonon group velocities for different nanowire diameters from their related melting points. Effect of Gruneisen parameter, surface roughness, and dislocations as structure dependent parameters are successfully used to correlate the calculated values of lattice thermal conductivity to that of the experimentally measured curves. It was observed that Gruneisen parameter will decrease with decreasing nanowire diameters. Scattering of phonons is assumed to be by nanowire boundaries, imperfections, dislocations, electrons, and other phonons via both normal and Umklapp processes. Phonon confinement and size effects as well as the role of dislocation in limiting thermal conductivity are investigated. At high temperatures and for dislocation densities greater than 10{sup 14} m{sup -2} the lattice thermal conductivity would be limited by dislocation density, but for dislocation densities less than 10{sup 14} m{sup -2}, lattice thermal conductivity would be independent of that.

Mamand, S.M., E-mail: soran.mamand@univsul.net [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimanyah, Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq); Omar, M.S. [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq)] [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq); Muhammad, A.J. [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk (Iraq)] [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Kirkuk, Kirkuk (Iraq)

2012-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An Analytical Study Of A 2-Layer Transient Thermal Conduction Problem As  

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Analytical Study Of A 2-Layer Transient Thermal Conduction Problem As Analytical Study Of A 2-Layer Transient Thermal Conduction Problem As Applied To Soil-Temperature Surveys Jump to: navigation, search GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home Journal Article: An Analytical Study Of A 2-Layer Transient Thermal Conduction Problem As Applied To Soil-Temperature Surveys Details Activities (0) Areas (0) Regions (0) Abstract: The soil temperature survey is an inexpensive exploration method in groundwater and geothermal resource investigations. In its simplest form, temperatures measured in shallow holes are analyzed to deduce variations in material properties. Typical interpretation schemes are based on simple, one-layer solutions to the Fourier conduction equation using the annual solar cycle as a surface heat source. We present a solution to the

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Composite material having high thermal conductivity and process for fabricating same  

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A process is disclosed for fabricating a composite material such as that having high thermal conductivity and having specific application as a heat sink or heat spreader for high density integrated circuits. The composite material produced by this process has a thermal conductivity between that of diamond and copper, and basically consists of coated diamond particles dispersed in a high conductivity metal, such as copper. The composite material can be fabricated in small or relatively large sizes using inexpensive materials. The process basically consists, for example, of sputter coating diamond powder with several elements, including a carbide forming element and a brazeable material, compacting them into a porous body, and infiltrating the porous body with a suitable braze material, such as copper-silver alloy, thereby producing a dense diamond-copper composite material with a thermal conductivity comparable to synthetic diamond films at a fraction of the cost. 7 figs.

Colella, N.J.; Davidson, H.L.; Kerns, J.A.; Makowiecki, D.M.

1998-07-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Composite material having high thermal conductivity and process for fabricating same  

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A process for fabricating a composite material such as that having high thermal conductivity and having specific application as a heat sink or heat spreader for high density integrated circuits. The composite material produced by this process has a thermal conductivity between that of diamond and copper, and basically consists of coated diamond particles dispersed in a high conductivity metal, such as copper. The composite material can be fabricated in small or relatively large sizes using inexpensive materials. The process basically consists, for example, of sputter coating diamond powder with several elements, including a carbide forming element and a brazeable material, compacting them into a porous body, and infiltrating the porous body with a suitable braze material, such as copper-silver alloy, thereby producing a dense diamond-copper composite material with a thermal conductivity comparable to synthetic diamond films at a fraction of the cost.

Colella, Nicholas J. (Livermore, CA); Davidson, Howard L. (San Carlos, CA); Kerns, John A. (Livermore, CA); Makowiecki, Daniel M. (Livermore, CA)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity of Hexagonal Close-Packed Solid Helium Four at High Densities  

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Thermal conductivity measurements between 1.1 K and 7 K have been made on solid helium samples grown under constant pressures from 185 atm to 1050 atm. At high temperatures the phonon mean free path l for the highest conductivity samples at six different densities is in good agreement with the expression, l=Aexp(?DbT), where ?D is the Debye temperature at T=0 K, A=2.510-8 cm, b=2.13. Several samples grown from gas repurified by an adsorption trap exhibited mean free paths in agreement with this expression over almost four orders of magnitude. Slightly impure samples showed a considerable attenuation in the peak thermal conductivity at pressures above 320 atm. There was some evidence for anisotropy of the thermal conductivity in the umklapp region and for Poiseuille flow in the low-temperature region, but both these effects were considerably smaller than reported by other investigators for specimens grown at lower pressures.

W. D. Seward, D. Lazarus, and S. C. Fain, Jr.

1969-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

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FAST STATIC AND DYNAMIC GRID LEVEL THERMAL SIMULATION CONSIDERING TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF SILICON  

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heat diffusion equation has been conventionally handled by grid-grids and an approximate delta function simulating a point heatgrid size of 6464. To obtain transient thermal mask an impulse heat

Ziabari, Amirkoushyar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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FAST STATIC AND DYNAMIC GRID LEVEL THERMAL SIMULATION CONSIDERING TEMPERATURE DEPENDENT THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF SILICON  

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is based on an equivalent circuit of thermal resistances andof convection resistance to 0.13 K/W. This is equivalent toequivalent convection coefficient. h = 1/(R A) The convection resistance

Ziabari, Amirkoushyar

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improvement of the identification of multiwall carbon nanotubes carpet thermal conductivity by pulsed photothermal method  

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Thermal properties in multiwall carbon nanotubes carpets and micro-devices are investigated using a nanosecond photothermal method. Gradually, the identification model and experimental protocol are performed to increase the method accuracy for the thermal conductivity determination. In the experimental protocol, a nanosecond UV monopulse laser beam is used to heat the surface of a multilayer (600 nm of Ti/20 {mu}m of carbon nanotube carpet) sample. In the 1D identification model with two layers and a thermal contact resistance, the effect of the laser excitation temporal shape is taken into account. In this study, this first approach allows to improve the accuracy of apparent thermal conductivity measurements of multiwall carbon nanotubes carpet. The carbon nanotubes carpet apparent thermal conductivity value went from being to 180 {+-} 5 W Multiplication-Sign m{sup -1} Multiplication-Sign K{sup -1}. In the second approach, two laser beams are coupled in order to increase the interaction time duration from 27 ns to 60 ns. It becomes possible to probe different depths in the carpet. The obtained value (180 W Multiplication-Sign m{sup -1} Multiplication-Sign K{sup -1}) confirms the pulsed photothermal method consistency for porous samples. Finally, assuming that the carbon nanotubes are parallel and without any defects, the equivalent intrinsic thermal conductivity of a single carbon nanotube is estimated to be around 3600 W Multiplication-Sign m{sup -1} Multiplication-Sign K{sup -1}.

Amin-Chalhoub, E.; Wattieaux, G.; Semmar, N.; Gaillard, M.; Petit, A.; Leborgne, C. [GREMI, Universite d'Orleans, CNRS UMR 6606, 14 rue d'Issoudun, BP 6744, 45067 Orleans (France)

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Amorphization and reduction of thermal conductivity in porous silicon by irradiation with swift heavy ions  

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In this article, we demonstrate that the thermal conductivity of nanostructured porous silicon is reduced by amorphization and also that this amorphous phase in porous silicon can be created by swift (high-energy) heavy ion irradiation. Porous silicon samples with 41%-75% porosity are irradiated with 110 MeV uranium ions at six different fluences. Structural characterisation by micro-Raman spectroscopy and SEM imaging show that swift heavy ion irradiation causes the creation of an amorphous phase in porous Si but without suppressing its porous structure. We demonstrate that the amorphization of porous silicon is caused by electronic-regime interactions, which is the first time such an effect is obtained in crystalline silicon with single-ion species. Furthermore, the impact on the thermal conductivity of porous silicon is studied by micro-Raman spectroscopy and scanning thermal microscopy. The creation of an amorphous phase in porous silicon leads to a reduction of its thermal conductivity, up to a factor of 3 compared to the non-irradiated sample. Therefore, this technique could be used to enhance the thermal insulation properties of porous Si. Finally, we show that this treatment can be combined with pre-oxidation at 300 Degree-Sign C, which is known to lower the thermal conductivity of porous Si, in order to obtain an even greater reduction.

Newby, Pascal J. [Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, INL-UMR5270, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Universite de Sherbrooke, CNRS UMI-LN2, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K0A5 (Canada); Canut, Bruno; Bluet, Jean-Marie; Lysenko, Vladimir [Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, INL-UMR5270, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Gomes, Severine [Centre de Thermique de Lyon, Universite de Lyon, CETHIL-UMR5008, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Isaiev, Mykola; Burbelo, Roman [Faculty of Physics, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 64/13, Volodymyrs'ka St., Kyiv 01601 (Ukraine); Termentzidis, Konstantinos [Laboratoire LEMTA, Universite de Lorraine-CNRS UMR 7563, 54506 Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy cedex (France); Chantrenne, Patrice [Universite de Lyon, INSA de Lyon, MATEIS-UMR CNRS 5510, Villeurbanne 69621 (France); Frechette, Luc G. [Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique (3IT), Universite de Sherbrooke, CNRS UMI-LN2, Sherbrooke, Quebec J1K0A5 (Canada)

2013-07-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultra-sensitive thermal conductance measurement of one-dimensional nanostructures enhanced by differential bridge  

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Thermal conductivity of one-dimensional nanostructures such as nanowires nanotubes and polymer chains is of significant interest for understanding nanoscale thermal transport phenomena as well as for practical applications in nanoelectronics energy conversion and thermal management. Various techniques have been developed during the past decade for measuring this fundamental quantity at the individual nanostructure level. However the sensitivity of these techniques is generally limited to 1 10?9 W/K which is inadequate for small diameter nanostructures that potentially possess thermal conductance ranging between 10?11 and 10?10 W/K. In this paper we demonstrate an experimental technique which is capable of measuring thermal conductance of ?10?11 W/K. The improved sensitivity is achieved by using an on-chip Wheatstone bridge circuit that overcomes several instrumentation issues. It provides a more effective method of characterizing the thermal properties of smaller and less conductive one-dimensional nanostructures. The best sensitivity experimentally achieved experienced a noise equivalent temperature below 0.5 mK and a minimum conductancemeasurement of 1 10?11 W/K. Measuring the temperature fluctuation of both the four-point and bridge measurements over a 4 h time period shows a reduction in measured temperature fluctuation from 100 mK to 0.6 mK. Measurement of a 15 nm Genanowire and background conductance signal with no wire present demonstrates the increased sensitivity of the bridge method over the traditional four-point I-V measurement. This ultra-sensitive measurement platform allows for thermal measurements of materials at new size scales and will improve our understanding of thermal transport in nanoscale structures.

Matthew C. Wingert; Zack C. Y. Chen; Shooshin Kwon; Jie Xiang; Renkun Chen

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Challenges and Opportunities in Thermoelectric Materials Research...  

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Nanocomposites, plus Overview of Research on Thermoelectric Materials and Devices in China NSFDOE Thermoelectric Partnership: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics...

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Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators...  

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Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators Thermoelectrics have unique advantages for...

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Novel Nanostructured Interface Solution for Automotive Thermoelectric...  

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Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces Thermoelectrics Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with...

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Thermal Conductivity of LiF and NaF and the Ziman Limit  

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A model calculation of lattice thermal conductivity is presented and applied to measurements on LiF and NaF crystals of high purity. The treatment is in the spirit of a Callaway analysis, but at a somwhat more fundamental level: The Ziman variational principle for thermal conductivity derived from the phonon Boltzmann equation is used, with the phonon distribution function approximated by a displaced Planck part plus another term reducing the deviation from equilibrium for high-frequency phonons. An isotropic Debye approximation for the phonon spectra of LiF and NaF gives a good fit to the conductivity data, with only two semi-adjustable parameters (Grneisen constant and a zone-edge longitudinal phonon frequency) for the anharmonic contribution. The most important feature of the calculation is the failure of the thermal conductivity to approach the Ziman limit of resistanceless phonon-phonon N processes. This is due to the important role played by high-frequency phonons in thermal conduction. Even for an infinite perfect crystal at arbitrarily low temperatures, the Ziman limit underestimates the conductivity by at least 50%. If this prediction is correct, it is not a peculiarity of LiF and NaF alone, and should be of importance for the theory of second-sound propagation in insulators.

David Benin

1972-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Temperature dependence of thermal conductivities of coupled rotator lattice and the momentum diffusion in standard map  

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In contrary to other 1D momentum-conserving lattices such as the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam $\\beta$ (FPU-$\\beta$) lattice, the 1D coupled rotator lattice is a notable exception which conserves total momentum while exhibits normal heat conduction behavior. The temperature behavior of the thermal conductivities of 1D coupled rotator lattice had been studied in previous works trying to reveal the underlying physical mechanism for normal heat conduction. However, two different temperature behaviors of thermal conductivities have been claimed for the same coupled rotator lattice. These different temperature behaviors also intrigue the debate whether there is a phase transition of thermal conductivities as the function of temperature. In this work, we will revisit the temperature dependent thermal conductivities for the 1D coupled rotator lattice. We find that the temperature dependence follows a power law behavior which is different with the previously found temperature behaviors. Our results also support the claim that there is no phase transition for 1D coupled rotator lattice. We also give some discussion about the similarity of diffusion behaviors between the 1D coupled rotator lattice and the single kicked rotator also called the Chirikov standard map.

Yunyun Li; Nianbei Li; Baowen Li

2015-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPONENTS AND PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES, VOL. 25, NO. 4, DECEMBER 2002 615 In-Plane Effective Thermal Conductivity of  

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material. Thermal conductivity of second phase material. . . Heat flux. Mesh numbers along. Effective thermal resistance. Thermal diffusivity. Specific surface area. Porosity. Time. Manuscript effect, the effective thermal conductivity of these materials, is relatively small, so that much

Wirtz, Richard A.

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Thermal management of batteries using a Variable-Conductance Insulation (VCI) enclosure  

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Proper thermal management is important for optimum performance and durability of most electric-vehicle batteries. For high-temperature cells such as sodium/sulphur, a very efficient and responsive thermal control system is essential. Heat must be removed during exothermic periods and retained when the batteries are not in use. Current thermal management approaches rely on passive insulation enclosures with active cooling loops that penetrate the enclosure. This paper presents the design, analysis, and testing of an enclosure with variable conductance insulation (VCI). VCI uses a hydride with an integral electric resistance heater to expel and retrieve a small amount of hydrogen gas into a vacuum space. By controlling the amount of hydrogen gas, the thermal conductance can be varied by more than 100:1, enabling the cooling loop (cold plate) to be mounted on the enclosure exterior. By not penetrating the battery enclosure, the cooling system is simpler and more reliable. Also, heat can be retained more effectively when desired. For high temperatures, radiation shields within the vacuum space are required. Ceramic spacers are used to maintain separation of the steel enclosure materials against atmospheric loading. Ceramic-to-ceramic thermal contact resistance within the spacer assembly minimizes thermal conductance. Two full-scale (0.8-m {times} 0.9-m {times} 0.3-m) prototypes were designed, built, and tested under high-temperature 200{degrees}-350{degrees}C battery conditions. With an internal temperature of 330{degrees}C (and 20{degrees}C ambient), the measured total-enclosure minimum heat loss was 80 watts (excluding wire pass-through losses). The maximum heat rejection was 4100 watts. The insulation can be switched from minimum to maximum conductance (hydrogen pressure from 2.0 {times} 10{sup -3} to 8 torr) in 3 minutes. Switching from maximum to minimum conductance was longer (16 minutes), but still satisfactory because of the large thermal mass of the battery.

Burch, S.D.; Parish, R.C.; Keyser, M.A.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High Thermal Conductivity UO2-BeO Nulcear Fuel: Neutronic Performance Assessments and Overview of Fabrication  

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for the continuous (a) and dispersed (b) types [16]. 2.3 Silicon Carbide as a High Conductivity Additive Solomon et al. explored the feasibility of increasing the thermal conductivity of oxide fuels by the addition of a second, higher thermal conductivity solid... methodology used to restrict the CO or SiO gases. All processing, therefore, must take place below this temperature. Because of ! "# Table 2.3. Samples used in the thermal conductivity measurements $%&'()&*! $(+!%,-.&/! 0...

Naramore, Michael J

2010-08-03T23:59:59.000Z

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Esimation of field-scale thermal conductivities of unsaturatedrocks from in-situ temperature data  

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A general approach is presented here which allows estimationof field-scale thermal properties of unsaturated rock using temperaturedata collected from in situ heater tests. The approach developed here isused to determine the thermal conductivities of the unsaturated host rockof the Drift Scale Test (DST) at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The DST wasdesigned to obtain thermal, hydrological, mechanical, and chemical (THMC)data in the unsaturated fractured rock of Yucca Mountain. Sophisticatednumerical models have been developed to analyze these THMC data. However,though the objective of those models was to analyze "field-scale" (of theorder of tens-of-meters) THMC data, thermal conductivities measured from"laboratory-scale" core samples have been used as input parameters.While, in the absence of a better alternative, using laboratory-scalethermal conductivity values in field-scale models can be justified, suchapplications introduce uncertainties in the outcome of the models. Thetemperature data collected from the DST provides a unique opportunity toresolve some of these uncertainties. These temperature data can be usedto estimate the thermal conductivity of the DST host rock and, given thelarge volume of rock affected by heating at the DST, such an estimatewill be a more reliable effective thermal conductivity value for fieldscale application. In this paper, thus, temperature data from the DST areused to develop an estimate of the field-scale thermal conductivityvalues of the unsaturated host rock of the DST. An analytical solution isdeveloped for the temperature rise in the host rock of the DST; and usinga nonlinear fitting routine, a best-fit estimate of field-scale thermalconductivity for the DST host rock is obtained. Temperature data from theDST show evidence of two distinct thermal regimes: a zone below boiling(wet) and a zone above boiling (dry). Estimates of thermal conductivityfor both the wet and dry zones are obtained in this paper. Sensitivity ofthese estimates to the input heating power of the DST is alsoinvestigated in this paper. These estimated thermal conductivity valuesare compared with core measurements and those estimated fromgeostatistical simulations. Note that the approach presented here isapplicable to other host rock and heater test settings, provided suitablemodifications are made in the analytical solution to account fordifferences in test geometry.

Mukhopadhyay, Sumit; Tsang, Yvonne W.; Birkholzer, Jens T.

2006-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity of Thermally-Isolating Polymeric and Composite Structural Support Materials Between 0.3 and 4 K  

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We present measurements of the low-temperature thermal conductivity of a number of polymeric and composite materials from 0.3 to 4 K. The materials measured are Vespel SP-1, Vespel SP-22, unfilled PEEK, 30% carbon fiber-filled PEEK, 30% glass-filled PEEK, carbon fiber Graphlite composite rod, Torlon 4301, G-10/FR-4 fiberglass, pultruded fiberglass composite, Macor ceramic, and graphite rod. These materials have moderate to high elastic moduli making them useful for thermally-isolating structural supports.

M. C. Runyan; W. C. Jones

2008-06-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity of Thermally-Isolating Polymeric and Composite Structural Support Materials Between 0.3 and 4 K  

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We present measurements of the low-temperature thermal conductivity of a number of polymeric and composite materials from 0.3 to 4 K. The materials measured are Vespel SP-1, Vespel SP-22, unfilled PEEK, 30% carbon fiber-filled PEEK, 30% glass-filled PEEK, carbon fiber Graphlite composite rod, Torlon 4301, G-10/FR-4 fiberglass, pultruded fiberglass composite, Macor ceramic, and graphite rod. These materials have moderate to high elastic moduli making them useful for thermally-isolating structural supports.

Runyan, M C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Pump-probe measurements of the thermal conductivity tensor for materials lacking in-plane symmetry  

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We previously demonstrated an extension of time-domain thermoreflectance (TDTR) which utilizes offset pump and probe laser locations to measure in-plane thermal transport properties of multilayers. However, the technique was limited to systems of transversely isotropic materials studied using axisymmetric laser intensities. Here, we extend the mathematics so that data reduction can be performed on non-transversely isotropic systems. An analytic solution of the diffusion equation for an N-layer system is given, where each layer has a homogenous but otherwise arbitrary thermal conductivity tensor and the illuminating spots have arbitrary intensity profiles. As a demonstration, we use both TDTR and time-resolved magneto-optic Kerr effect measurements to obtain thermal conductivity tensor elements of <110> ?-SiO{sub 2}. We show that the out-of-phase beam offset sweep has full-width half-maxima that contains nearly independent sensitivity to the in-plane thermal conductivity corresponding to the scanning direction. Also, we demonstrate a Nb-V alloy as a low thermal conductivity TDTR transducer layer that helps improve the accuracy of in-plane measurements.

Feser, Joseph P. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 (United States); Liu, Jun; Cahill, David G. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Frederick-Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States)

2014-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermostat for high temperature and transient characterization of thin film thermoelectric materials  

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Institute of Physics. DOI: 10.1063/1.3072603 I. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric materials have the potential-limited world. An impor- tant application of thermoelectric materials is in direct thermal-to-electrical energy conversion efficiency of a thermoelectric material is a func- tion of its dimensionless figure of merit

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A robust and well shielded thermal conductivity device for low temperature measurements  

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We present a compact mechanically robust thermal conductivity measurement apparatus for measurements at low temperatures (<1 K) and high magnetic fields on small high-purity single crystal samples. A high-conductivity copper box is used to enclose the sample and all the components. The box provides protection for the thermometers, heater, and most importantly the sample increasing the portability of the mount. In addition to physical protection, the copper box is also effective at shielding radio frequency electromagnetic interference and thermal radiation, which is essential for low temperature measurements. A printed circuit board in conjunction with a braided ribbon cable is used to organize the delicate wiring and provide mechanical robustness.

Toews, W. H.; Hill, R. W. [GWPI and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada)] [GWPI and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 (Canada)

2014-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of the Temporal Evolution of Thermal Conductivity in Alumina-Water Nanofluid  

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be modeled as particles possessing interfacial shells [8] or nanolayers composed of interfacial particles [9] in an effort to explain observed enhancements of fluid thermal conductivity. Fractal models have also been proposed to describe the effect... of nanoparticle-fluid mixture, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Trans. 48 (2005) 2926-2932. [10] B.X. Wang, L.P. Zing, X.F. Peng, A fractal model for predicting the effective thermal conductivity of liquid with suspension of nanoparticles, Int. J. of Heat and Mass...

Fortenberry, Stephen

2009-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Effective thermal conductivity of two-phase functionally graded particulate H. M. Yin, G. H. Paulino,a  

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, a continuous trade-off of fracture toughness and high thermal conductivity of metals is made with ceramic of the ceramic portions of FGMs. The effective thermal properties in the gradation direction are es- sentialEffective thermal conductivity of two-phase functionally graded particulate composites H. M. Yin, G

Paulino, Glaucio H.

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 174205 (2011) Testing the minimum thermal conductivity model for amorphous polymers using high pressure  

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, and propagons" to classify the vibrational modes of disordered materials and their contributions to thermal predict the thermal conductivity of most amorphous materials--and many strongly disordered crystals) simulations of polystyrene (PS)7 and proteins.8,9 Pressure tuning of the thermal conductivity enables

Braun, Paul

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Thermal diffusivity measurement system applied to polymers  

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In the search for cleaner energy sources the improvement of the efficiency of the actual ones appears as a primary objective. In this way thermoelectric materials which are able to convert wasted heat into electricity are reveal as an interesting way to improve efficiency of car engines for example. Cost-effective energy harvesting from thermoelectric devices requires materials with high electrical conductivities and Seebeck coefficient but low thermal conductivity. Conductive polymers can fulfil these conditions if they are doped appropriately. One of the most promising polymers is Polyaniline. In this work the thermal conductivity of the polyaniline and mixtures of polyaniline with nanoclays has been studied using a new experimental set-up developed in the lab. The novel system is based on the steady-state method and it is used to obtain the thermal diffusivity of the polymers and the nanocomposites.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Alkaline earth lead and tin compounds Ae2Pb, Ae2Sn, Ae=Ca,Sr,Ba, as thermoelectric materials  

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We present a detailed theoretical study of three alkaline earth compounds Ca2Pb, Sr2Pb and Ba2Pb, which have undergone little previous study, calculating electronic band structures and Boltzmann transport and bulk moduli using density functional theory. We also study the corresponding tin compounds Ca2 Sn, Sr2 Sn and Ba2 Sn. We find that these are all narrow band gap semiconductors with an electronic structure favorable for thermoelectric performance, with substantial thermopowers for the lead compounds at temperature ranges from 300 to 800 K. For the lead compounds, we further find very low calculated bulk moduli - roughly half of the values for the lead chalcogenides, suggestive of soft phonons and hence low lattice thermal conductivity. All these facts indicate that these materials merit experimental investigation as potential high performance thermoelectrics. We find good potential for thermoelectric performance in the environmentally friendly stannide materials, particularly at high temperature.

Parker, David S [ORNL; Singh, David J [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Silicon-germanium/gallium phosphide material in high power density thermoelectric modules. Final report, February 1980--September 1981  

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This is the final report of work on the characterization of an improved Si-Ge alloy and the fabrication of thermoelectric devices. The improved Si-Ge alloy uses a small addition of GaP in n- and p- type 80 at.% Si-20 at.% Ge; this addition reduces the thermal conductivity, thereby increasing its figure of merit and conversion efficiency. The thermoelectric devices fabricated include multicouples intended for use in Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) and ring-type modules intended for use with nuclear reactor heat sources. This report summarizes the effort in the material as well as the device areas and discusses individual phases of each area. Results should form basis for further effort.

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1981-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanocomposites as thermoelectric materials  

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Thermoelectric materials have attractive applications in electric power generation and solid-state cooling. The performance of a thermoelectric device depends on the dimensionless figure of merit (ZT) of the material, ...

Hao, Qing

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major  

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Abstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major challenge Interdisciplinary Program in Material Science Thermal Physics Lab Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2 S T ZT dominates over increase in Seebeck coefficient leading to poor device performance. Thermoelectric figure

Walker, D. Greg

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Double quantum dot as a minimal thermoelectric generator  

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Based on numerical renormalization group calculations, we demonstrate that experimentally realized double quantum dots constitute a minimal thermoelectric generator. In the Kondo regime, one quantum dot acts as an n-type and the other one as a p-type thermoelectric device. Properly connected, a capacitively coupled double quantum dot provides a miniature power supply utilizing the thermal energy of the environment.

S. Donsa; S. Andergassen; K. Held

2014-03-05T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 094521 (2011) Thermal conductivity in the mixed state of a superconductor at low magnetic fields  

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15 March 2011) We evaluate accurate low-field/low-temperature asymptotics of the thermal conductivityPHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 094521 (2011) Thermal conductivity in the mixed state of a superconductor conductivity at low fields. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.83.094521 PACS number(s): 74.25.fc, 74.25.Uv I. INTRODUCTION

Alexei, Koshelev

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Thermoelectric materials ternary penta telluride and selenide compounds  

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Ternary tellurium compounds and ternary selenium compounds may be used in fabricating thermoelectric devices with a thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) of 1.5 or greater. Examples of such compounds include Tl.sub.2 SnTe.sub.5, Tl.sub.2 GeTe.sub.5, K.sub.2 SnTe.sub.5 and Rb.sub.2 SnTe.sub.5. These compounds have similar types of crystal lattice structures which include a first substructure with a (Sn, Ge) Te.sub.5 composition and a second substructure with chains of selected cation atoms. The second substructure includes selected cation atoms which interact with selected anion atoms to maintain a desired separation between the chains of the first substructure. The cation atoms which maintain the desired separation between the chains occupy relatively large electropositive sites in the resulting crystal lattice structure which results in a relatively low value for the lattice component of thermal conductivity (.kappa..sub.g). The first substructure of anion chains indicates significant anisotropy in the thermoelectric characteristics of the resulting semiconductor materials.

Sharp, Jeffrey W. (Richardson, TX)

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric materials: ternary penta telluride and selenide compounds  

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Ternary tellurium compounds and ternary selenium compounds may be used in fabricating thermoelectric devices with a thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) of 1.5 or greater. Examples of such compounds include Tl.sub.2 SnTe.sub.5, Tl.sub.2 GeTe.sub.5, K.sub.2 SnTe.sub.5 and Rb.sub.2 SnTe.sub.5. These compounds have similar types of crystal lattice structures which include a first substructure with a (Sn, Ge) Te.sub.5 composition and a second substructure with chains of selected cation atoms. The second substructure includes selected cation atoms which interact with selected anion atoms to maintain a desired separation between the chains of the first substructure. The cation atoms which maintain the desired separation between the chains occupy relatively large electropositive sites in the resulting crystal lattice structure which results in a relatively low value for the lattice component of thermal conductivity (.kappa..sub.g). The first substructure of anion chains indicates significant anisotropy in the thermoelectric characteristics of the resulting semiconductor materials.

Sharp, Jeffrey W. (Richardson, TX)

2002-06-04T23:59:59.000Z

270

MAGNET/CRYOCOOLER INTEGRATIONFOR THERMAL STABILITY IN CONDUCTION-COOLED SYSTEMS  

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MAGNET/CRYOCOOLER INTEGRATIONFOR THERMAL STABILITY IN CONDUCTION-COOLED SYSTEMS H.-M. Chang and K The stability conditions that take into accounts the size of superconducting magnets and the refrigeration the refrigeration, causing a rise in the temperature of the magnet winding and leading to burnout. It is shown

Chang, Ho-Myung

271

The self-heating of damp cellulosic materials: I. High thermal conductivity and diffusivity  

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......self-heating of damp cellulosic materials: I. High thermal conductivity...stockpiles of cellulosic materials are analysed. The model...distinct bifurcation diagrams. In particular it is...stockpile sizes for materials prone to self-heating...surfaces by breakage on handling. In such circumstances......

R. A. SISSON; A. SWIFT; G. C. WAKE; B. F. GRAY

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Porous yttria-stabilized zirconia ceramics with ultra-low thermal conductivity  

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Porous yttria-stabilized zirconia (ZrO2-8mol% Y2O3, YSZ) ceramics with ultra-low thermal conductivity (as low as 0.06W/mK) could be fabricated by tert-butyl alcohol...

LiangFa Hu; Chang-An Wang; Yong Huang

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Impacts of Soil and Pipe Thermal Conductivity on Performance of Horizontal Pipe in a Ground-source Heat Pump  

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In this paper the composition and thermal property of soil are discussed. The main factors that impact the soil thermal conductivity and several commonly-used pipe materials are studied. A model of heat exchanger with horizontal pipes of ground...

Song, Y.; Yao, Y.; Na, W.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Advanced Thin Film Thermoelectric Systems forEfficient Air-Conditioners  

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Presents recent advances in thermoelectric device fabrication and the design of novel cooling/heating engines exploiting thermal storage for efficient air-conditioners in automobiles

275

Carrier pocket engineering applied to ``strained'' Si/Ge superlattices to design useful thermoelectric materials  

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thermoelectric materials T. Koga,a) X. Sun, S. B. Cronin, and M. S. Dresselhausb) Department of Physics to provide a promising strategy for designing materials with a large thermoelectric figure of merit ZT is already a good thermoelectric material, 3 the reduction of the lattice ther- mal conductivity ph due

Cronin, Steve

276

PSPICE-Compatible Equivalent Circuit of Thermoelectric Coolers Simon Lineykin and Sam Ben-Yaakov*  

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. The thermoelectric module (TEM) can be used for cooling, heating, and energy generation [1] - [3]. The objective OF OPERATION Five energy-conversion processes take place in a thermoelectric module: conductive heat transfer of thermodynamics, one can express the energy equilibrium at both sides of the thermoelectric module

277

Nonequilibrium Thermoelectrics: Low-Cost, High-Performance Materials for Cooling and Power Generation  

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Thermoelectric materials can be made into coolers (TECs) that use electricity to develop a temperature difference, cooling something, or generators (TEGs) that convert heat directly to electricity. One application of TEGs is to place them in a waste heat stream to recuperate some of the power being lost and putting it to use more profitably. To be effective thermoelectrics, however, materials must have both high electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity, a combination rarely found in nature. Materials selection and processing has led to the development of several systems with a figure of merit, ZT, of nearly unity. By using non-equilibrium techniques, we have fabricated higher efficiency thermoelectric materials. The process involves creating an amorphous material through melt spinning and then sintering it with either spark plasma or a hot press for as little as two minutes. This results in a 100% dense material with an extremely fine grain structure. The grain boundaries appear to retard phonons resulting in a reduced thermal conductivity while the electrons move through the material relatively unchecked. The techniques used are low-cost and scaleable to support industrial manufacturing.

Li, Q.

2011-05-18T23:59:59.000Z

278

Transport in Charged Colloids Driven by Thermoelectricity  

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We study the thermal diffusion coefficient DT of a charged colloid in a temperature gradient, and find that it is to a large extent determined by the thermoelectric response of the electrolyte solution. The thermally induced salinity gradient leads in general to a strong increase with temperature. The difference of the heat of transport of coions and counterions gives rise to a thermoelectric field that drives the colloid to the cold or to the warm, depending on the sign of its charge. Our results provide an explanation for recent experimental findings on thermophoresis in colloidal suspensions.

Alois Wrger

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

279

Thermal Conductivity of SiC/Si Composites Porting PNNL EMTA Code for Fusion Analyses  

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An existing modeling method, the EMTA (Eshelby-Mori-Tanaka approach) modeling approach [1], is applied to the study of SiC/SiC 2D woven composites for fusion reactor applications for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, with excellent results. We compare EMTA model results to existing thermal conductivity data for these materials and suggest that in the future this approach can be beneficial by providing us with tools to further optimize these composite materials for fusion energy applications since the EMTA method and code can address both thermal and mechanical properties with the same framework.

Henager, Charles H.; Nguyen, Ba Nghiep

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

280

COLD FRONTS AND GAS SLOSHING IN GALAXY CLUSTERS WITH ANISOTROPIC THERMAL CONDUCTION  

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Cold fronts in cluster cool cores should be erased on short timescales by thermal conduction, unless protected by magnetic fields that are 'draped' parallel to the front surfaces, suppressing conduction perpendicular to the sloshing fronts. We present a series of MHD simulations of cold front formation in the core of a galaxy cluster with anisotropic thermal conduction, exploring a parameter space of conduction strengths parallel and perpendicular to the field lines. Including conduction has a strong effect on the temperature distribution of the core and the appearance of the cold fronts. Though magnetic field lines are draping parallel to the front surfaces, preventing conduction directly across them, the temperature jumps across the fronts are nevertheless reduced. The geometry of the field is such that the cold gas below the front surfaces can be connected to hotter regions outside via field lines along directions perpendicular to the plane of the sloshing motions and along sections of the front that are not perfectly draped. This results in the heating of this gas below the front on a timescale of a Gyr, but the sharpness of the density and temperature jumps may nevertheless be preserved. By modifying the gas density distribution below the front, conduction may indirectly aid in suppressing Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. If conduction along the field lines is unsuppressed, we find that the characteristic sharp jumps seen in Chandra observations of cold front clusters do not form. Therefore, the presence of cold fronts in hot clusters is in contradiction with our simulations with full Spitzer conduction. This suggests that the presence of cold fronts in hot clusters could be used to place upper limits on conduction in the bulk of the intracluster medium. Finally, the combination of sloshing and anisotropic thermal conduction can result in a larger flux of heat to the core than either process in isolation. While still not sufficient to prevent a cooling catastrophe in the very central (r {approx} 5 kpc) regions of the cool core (where something else is required, such as active galactic nucleus feedback), it reduces significantly the mass of gas that experiences a cooling catastrophe outside those small radii.

ZuHone, J. A.; Markevitch, M. [Astrophysics Science Division, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 662, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States)] [Astrophysics Science Division, Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics, Code 662, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 (United States); Ruszkowski, M. [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States)] [Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, 500 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Lee, D. [The Flash Center for Computational Science, The University of Chicago, 5747 S. Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)] [The Flash Center for Computational Science, The University of Chicago, 5747 S. Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

2013-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Theory of interparticle correlations in dense, high-temperature plasmas. V. Electric and thermal conductivities  

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On the basis of the quantum-statistical formulation of electronic transport, we calculate the electric and thermal conductivities of plasmas in a wide range of densities and temperatures where it is essential to take into account the varied degrees of electron degeneracy and local-field corrections describing the strong Coulomb-coupling effects. The physical implications of the results are investigated through comparison with other theories and experiments. For utility in the practical applications, we derive the analytic formulas parametrizing the computed results accurately for the generalized Coulomb logarithms appearing in those conductivities.

Setsuo Ichimaru and Shigenori Tanaka

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

The Impact of Thermal Conductivity and Diffusion Rates on Water Vapor Transport through Gas Diffusion Layers  

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Water management in a hydrogen polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell is critical for performance. The impact of thermal conductivity and water vapor diffusion coefficients in a gas diffusion layer (GDL) has been studied by a mathematical model. The fraction of product water that is removed in the vapour phase through the GDL as a function of GDL properties and operating conditions has been calculated and discussed. Furthermore, the current model enables identification of conditions when condensation occurs in each GDL component and calculation of temperature gradient across the interface between different layers, providing insight into the overall mechanism of water transport in a given cell design. Water transport mode and condensation conditions in the GDL components depend on the combination of water vapor diffusion coefficients and thermal conductivities of the GDL components. Different types of GDL and water removal scenarios have been identified and related to experimentally-determined GDL proper...

Burlatsky, S F; Gummallaa, M; Condita, D; Liua, F

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Unglazed transpired solar collector having a low thermal-conductance absorber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An unglazed transpired solar collector using solar radiation to heat incoming air for distribution, comprises an unglazed absorber formed of low thermal-conductance material having a front surface for receiving the solar radiation and openings in the unglazed absorber for passage of the incoming air such that the incoming air is heated as it passes towards the front surface of the absorber and the heated air passes through the openings in the absorber for distribution. 3 figs.

Christensen, C.B.; Kutscher, C.F.; Gawlik, K.M.

1997-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

284

Thermal conductivity studies of novel nanofluids based on metallic silver decorated mesoporous silica nanoparticles  

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Graphical abstract: - Highlights: Metallic silver was decorated in mSiO{sub 2} with grafted hemiaminal functional groups. Synthesized nanoparticles were used for preparation of glycerol based nanofluids. The effect of temperature, weight fraction of mSiO{sub 2} and concentration of silver nanoparticles on thermal conductivity of nanofluids was investigated. - Abstract: In the present study, the mesoporous structure of silica (mSiO{sub 2}) nanoparticles as well as hemiaminal grafted mSiO{sub 2} decorated by metallic silver (Ag/mSiO{sub 2}) has been used for the preparation of glycerol based nanofluids. Structural and morphological characterization of the synthesized products have been carried out using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), UVvis spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma (ICP) and N{sub 2} adsorptiondesorption isotherms. The thermal conductivity and viscosity of the nanofluids have been measured as a function of temperature for various weight fractions and silver concentrations of mSiO{sub 2} and Ag/mSiO{sub 2} nanoparticles, respectively. The results show that the thermal conductivity of the nanofluids increase up to 9.24% as the weight fraction of mSiO{sub 2} increases up to 4 wt%. Also, increasing the percent of the silver decorated mSiO{sub 2} (Ag/mSiO{sub 2}) up to 2.98% caused an enhancement in the thermal conductivity of the base fluid up to 10.95%. Furthermore, the results show that the nanofluids have Newtonian behavior in the tested temperature range for various concentrations of nanoparticles.

Tadjarodi, Azadeh, E-mail: tajarodi@iust.ac.ir [Research Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16846-13114 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Zabihi, Fatemeh [Research Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16846-13114 Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of); Chemistry and Nanotechnology Laboratory, National Center for Laser Science and Technology, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

Unglazed transpired solar collector having a low thermal-conductance absorber  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

An unglazed transpired solar collector using solar radiation to heat incoming air for distribution, comprising an unglazed absorber formed of low thermal-conductance material having a front surface for receiving the solar radiation and openings in the unglazed absorber for passage of the incoming air such that the incoming air is heated as it passes towards the front surface of the absorber and the heated air passes through the openings in the absorber for distribution.

Christensen, Craig B. (Boulder, CO); Kutscher, Charles F. (Golden, CO); Gawlik, Keith M. (Boulder, CO)

1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 140, 114502 (2014) Thermal conductivity of simple liquids: Origin of temperature and packing  

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. For example, in concen- trating solar power plants1 or in prospective Generation IV nuclear reactors,2THE JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS 140, 114502 (2014) Thermal conductivity of simple liquids: Origin dependence of T1/4 3/2 in the thermal conductivity of the simple Lennard-Jones (LJ) liquid is explored

Boyer, Edmond

287

Oxidation of Metals, Vol. 61, Nos. 3/4, April 2004 ( 2004) Thermal Conductivity, Phase Stability, and Oxidation  

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, and Oxidation Resistance of Y3Al5O12 (YAG)/Y2O3­ZrO2 (YSZ) Thermal-Barrier Coatings Y. J. Su, R. W. Trice,# K oxidation resistance while maintaining low thermal conductivity and good phase stability. Padture) is proposed. The objective of this work is to quantify the effect of YAG on thermal resistance, long

Trice, Rodney W.

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Phonon-hopping thermal conduction in quantum dot superlattices Manu Shamsa, Weili Liu, and Alexander A. Balandina  

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or polycrystalline materials in terms of thermal transport. © 2005 American Institute of Physics. DOI: 10 strongly depends on interface conditions, is considered as a major thermal resistive mecha- nismPhonon-hopping thermal conduction in quantum dot superlattices Manu Shamsa, Weili Liu

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Thermal conductivity of diamond-loaded glues for the ATLAS particle physics detector  

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The ATLAS experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle detectors at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. ATLAS has been collecting data from the collisions of protons since December 2009, in order to investigate the conditions that existed during the early Universe and the origins of mass, and other topics in fundamental particle physics. The innermost layers of the ATLAS detector will be exposed to the most radiation over the first few years of operation at the LHC. In particular, the layer closest to the beam pipe, the B-layer, will degrade over time due to the added radiation. To compensate for its degradation, it will be replaced with an Insertable B-Layer (IBL) around 2016. The design of and R&D for the IBL is ongoing, as the hope is to use the most current technologies in the building of this new sub-detector layer. One topic of interest is the use of more thermally conductive glues in the construction of the IBL, in order to facilitate in the dissipation of heat from the detector. In this paper the measurement and use of highly thermally conductive glues, in particular those that are diamond-loaded, will be discussed. The modified transient plane source technique for thermal conductivity is applied in characterizing the glues across a wide temperature range.

E. A. Ouellette; A. Harris

2010-08-04T23:59:59.000Z

290

Electron thermal conduction as a possible mechanism to make the inner heliosheath thnner  

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We show that the electron thermal conductivity may strongly affect the heliosheath plasma flow and the global pattern of the solar wind (SW) interaction with the local interstellar medium (LISM). In particular, it leads to strong reduction of the inner heliosheath thickness that makes possible to explain (qualitatively) why Voyager 1 (V1) has crossed the heliopause at unexpectedly small heliocentric distance of 122 AU. To estimate the effect of thermal conductivity we consider a limiting case when thermal conduction is very effective. To do that we assume the plasma flow in the entire heliosphere is nearly isothermal. Due to this effect, the heliospheric distance of the termination shock has increased by about 15 AU in V1 direction compared to the adiabatic case with gamma = 5/3. The heliospheric distance of the heliopause has decreased by about 27 AU. As a result, the thickness of the inner heliosheath in the model has decreased by about 42 AU and become equal to 32 AU.

Izmodenov, V V; Ruderman, M S

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Thermal Transport Measurement of Silicon-Germanium Nanowires  

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to the enhanced boundary scattering. Among the nanoscale semiconductor materials, Silicon-Germanium(SiGe) alloy nanowire is a promising candidate for thermoelectric materials The thermal conductivities of SiGe core-shell nanowires with core diameters of 96nm, 129...

Gwak, Yunki

2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

292

Thermoelectric materials having porosity  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermoelectric material and a method of making a thermoelectric material are provided. In certain embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises at least 10 volume percent porosity. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material has a zT greater than about 1.2 at a temperature of about 375 K. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a topological thermoelectric material. In some embodiments, the thermoelectric material comprises a general composition of (Bi.sub.1-xSb.sub.x).sub.u(Te.sub.1-ySe.sub.y).sub.w, wherein 0.ltoreq.x.ltoreq.1, 0.ltoreq.y.ltoreq.1, 1.8.ltoreq.u.ltoreq.2.2, 2.8.ltoreq.w.ltoreq.3.2. In further embodiments, the thermoelectric material includes a compound having at least one group IV element and at least one group VI element. In certain embodiments, the method includes providing a powder comprising a thermoelectric composition, pressing the powder, and sintering the powder to form the thermoelectric material.

Heremans, Joseph P.; Jaworski, Christopher M.; Jovovic, Vladimir; Harris, Fred

2014-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

293

High Temperature Integrated Thermoelectric Ststem and Materials  

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The final goal of this project is to produce, by the end of Phase II, an all ceramic high temperature thermoelectric module. Such a module design integrates oxide ceramic n-type, oxide ceramic p-type materials as thermoelectric legs and oxide ceramic conductive material as metalizing connection between n-type and p-type legs. The benefits of this all ceramic module are that it can function at higher temperatures (> 700 C), it is mechanically and functionally more reliable and it can be scaled up to production at lower cost. With this all ceramic module, millions of dollars in savings or in new opportunities recovering waste heat from high temperature processes could be made available. A very attractive application will be to convert exhaust heat from a vehicle to reusable electric energy by a thermoelectric generator (TEG). Phase I activities were focused on evaluating potential n-type and p-type oxide compositions as the thermoelectric legs. More than 40 oxide ceramic powder compositions were made and studied in the laboratory. The compositions were divided into 6 groups representing different material systems. Basic ceramic properties and thermoelectric properties of discs sintered from these powders were measured. Powders with different particles sizes were made to evaluate the effects of particle size reduction on thermoelectric properties. Several powders were submitted to a leading thermoelectric company for complete thermoelectric evaluation. Initial evaluation showed that when samples were sintered by conventional method, they had reasonable values of Seebeck coefficient but very low values of electrical conductivity. Therefore, their power factors (PF) and figure of merits (ZT) were too low to be useful for high temperature thermoelectric applications. An unconventional sintering method, Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) was determined to produce better thermoelectric properties. Particle size reduction of powders also was found to have some positive benefits. Two composition systems, specifically 1.0 SrO - 0.8 x 1.03 TiO2 - 0.2 x 1.03 NbO2.5 and 0.97 TiO2 - 0.03 NbO2.5, have been identified as good base line compositions for n-type thermoelectric compositions in future module design. Tests of these materials at an outside company were promising using that company's processing and material expertise. There was no unique p-type thermoelectric compositions identified in phase I work other than several current cobaltite materials. Ca3Co4O9 will be the primary p-type material for the future module design until alternative materials are developed. BaTiO3 and rare earth titanate based dielectric compositions show both p-type and n-type behavior even though their electrical conductivities were very low. Further research and development of these materials for thermoelectric applications is planned in the future. A preliminary modeling and optimization of a thermoelectric generator (TEG) that uses the n-type 1.0 SrO - 1.03 x 0.8 TiO2 - 1.03 x 0.2 NbO2.5 was performed. Future work will combine development of ceramic powders and manufacturing expertise at TAM, development of SPS at TAM or a partner organization, and thermoelectric material/module testing, modeling, optimization, production at several partner organizations.

Mike S. H. Chu

2011-06-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Determination of temperature-dependent heat conductivity and thermal diffusivity of waste glass melter feed  

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The cold cap is a layer of reacting glass batch floating on the surface of melt in an all-electric continuous glass melter. The heat needed for the conversion of the melter feed to molten glass must be transferred to and through the cold cap. Since the heat flux into the cold cap determines the rate of melting, the heat conductivity is a key property of the reacting feed. We designed an experimental setup consisting of a large cylindrical crucible with an assembly of thermocouples that monitors the evolution of the temperature field while the crucible is heated at a constant rate. Then we used two methods to calculate the heat conductivity and thermal diffusivity of the reacting feed: the approximation of the temperature field by polynomial functions and the finite-volume method coupled with least-squares analysis. Up to 680C, the heat conductivity of the reacting melter feed was represented by a linear function of temperature.

Pokorny, Richard; Rice, Jarrett A.; Schweiger, Michael J.; Hrma, Pavel R.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Thermoelectric effects in wurtzite GaN and AlxGa1-xN alloys and Alexander A. Balandin  

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N-based alloys may have some potential as thermoelectric materials at high temperature. It was found with the active thermoelectric cooling implemented on the same material system can improve the device performance to the thermal challenges. Apparently, the preferred thermoelectric material, in terms of integration

296

Thermoelectric heat exchange element  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermoelectric heat exchange module includes a first substrate including a heat receptive side and a heat donative side and a series of undulatory pleats. The module may also include a thermoelectric material layer having a ZT value of 1.0 or more disposed on at least one of the heat receptive side and the heat donative side, and an electrical contact may be in electrical communication with the thermoelectric material layer.

Callas, James J. (Peoria, IL); Taher, Mahmoud A. (Peoria, IL)

2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

297

Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Efficiencies of different types of solar thermoelectric generators were predicted using theoretical modeling and validated with measurements using constructed prototypes under different solar intensities

298

Measurement of temperature-dependent thermal conductivity and viscosity of TiO{sub 2}-water nanofluids  

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Nanofluid is an innovative heat transfer fluid with superior potential for enhancing the heat transfer performance of conventional fluids. Many attempts have been made to investigate its thermal conductivity and viscosity, which are important thermophysical properties. No definitive agreements have emerged, however, about these properties. This article reports the thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity of nanofluids experimentally. TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles dispersed in water with volume concentration of 0.2-2 vol.% are used in the present study. A transient hot-wire apparatus is used for measuring the thermal conductivity of nanofluids whereas the Bohlin rotational rheometer (Malvern Instrument) is used to measure the viscosity of nanofluids. The data are collected for temperatures ranging from 15 C to 35 C. The results show that the measured viscosity and thermal conductivity of nanofluids increased as the particle concentrations increased and are higher than the values of the base liquids. Furthermore, thermal conductivity of nanofluids increased with increasing nanofluid temperatures and, conversely, the viscosity of nanofluids decreased with increasing temperature of nanofluids. Moreover, the measured thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids are quite different from the predicted values from the existing correlations and the data reported by other researchers. Finally, new thermophysical correlations are proposed for predicting the thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids. (author)

Duangthongsuk, Weerapun; Wongwises, Somchai [Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering and Multiphase Flow Research Lab. (FUTURE), Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, 126 Bangmod, Bangkok 10140 (Thailand)

2009-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

299

Thermal Energy Harvesting with Thermoelectrics for Self-powered Sensors: With Applications to Implantable Medical Devices, Body Sensor Networks and Aging in Place  

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thermal expansion of polymer composites filled with ceramicas thermal energy generation and refrigeration. Ceramic&

Chen, Alic

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

First-Principles Determination of Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity of Boron Arsenide: A Competitor for Diamond?  

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We have calculated the thermal conductivities (?) of cubic III-V boron compounds using a predictive first principles approach. Boron arsenide is found to have a remarkable room temperature ? over 2000??W?m-1?K-1; this is comparable to those in diamond and graphite, which are the highest bulk values known. We trace this behavior in boron arsenide to an interplay of certain basic vibrational properties that lie outside of the conventional guidelines in searching for high ? materials, and to relatively weak phonon-isotope scattering. We also find that cubic boron nitride and boron antimonide will have high ? with isotopic purification. This work provides new insight into the nature of thermal transport at a quantitative level and predicts a new ultrahigh ? material of potential interest for passive cooling applications.

L. Lindsay; D. A. Broido; T. L. Reinecke

2013-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal interface conductance across a graphene/hexagonal boron nitride heterojunction  

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We measure thermal transport across a graphene/hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) interface by electrically heating the graphene and measuring the temperature difference between the graphene and BN using Raman spectroscopy. Because the temperature of the graphene and BN are measured optically, this approach enables nanometer resolution in the cross-plane direction. A temperature drop of 60?K can be achieved across this junction at high electrical powers (14 mW). Based on the temperature difference and the applied power data, we determine the thermal interface conductance of this junction to be 7.4??10{sup 6}?Wm{sup ?2}K{sup ?1}, which is below the 10{sup 7}10{sup 8}?Wm{sup ?2}K{sup ?1} values previously reported for graphene/SiO{sub 2} interface.

Chen, Chun-Chung; Li, Zhen; Cronin, Stephen B. [Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 (United States); Shi, Li [Department of Mechanical Engineering and Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2014-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

302

Temperature Dependent Thermal Conductivity of Si/SiC Amorphous Multilayer Films  

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The cross-plane thermal conductivity of 22 nm period Si/SiC amorphous multilayer films deposited by magnetron sputtering and measured using a differential 3{omega} method was found to decrease from 2.0 W/mK at 300 K to 1.1 W/mK at 80 K. Structural disorder in each of the constituent layers of the amorphous multilayer films was confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Estimations of the relative contributions of interface and intrinsic layer thermal resistance based on microscopic phonon transport models indicate that mean free path reductions induced by the structural disorder within the multilayer films are responsible for the observed experimental trends.

Mazumder, M.; Solovyov, S.; Borca-Tasciuc, T.; Teehan, S.C.; Stinzianni, E.; Efstathiadis, H.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Thermoelectric figure of merit of Ag{sub 2}Se with Ag and Se excess  

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In the temperature range of 100-300 K, the electric ({sigma}) and thermoelectric ({alpha}{sub 0}) properties of Ag{sub 2}Se with an excess of Ag as high as {approx}0.1 at. % and Se as high as {approx}1.0 at. %, respectively, are investigated. From the data on {sigma}, {alpha}{sub 0}, and {chi}{sub tot} (thermal conductivities), the thermoelectric power {alpha}{sub 0}{sup 2}{sigma} and the figure of merit Z are calculated. It is found that {alpha}{sub 0}{sup 2}{sigma} and Z attain the peak values at room temperature and the electron concentration n {approx} 6.5 x 10{sup 18} cm{sup -3}.

Aliev, F. F., E-mail: farzali@physics.ab.az; Jafarov, M. B.; Eminova, V. I. [Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2009-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanoscale Graphene Disk: A Natural Functionally Graded Material --The Thermal Conductivity of Nanoscale Graphene Disk by Molecular Dynamics Simulation  

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In this letter, we investigate numerically (by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics) and analytically the thermal conductivity of nanoscale graphene disks (NGDs), and discussed the possibility to realize FGM with only one material, NGDs. We found that the NGD has a graded thermal conductivity and can be used as FGM in a large temperature range. Moreover, we show the dependent of NGDs' thermal conductivity on radius and temperature. Our study may inspire experimentalists to develop NGD based FGMs and help heat removal of hot spots on chips by graphene.

Yang, Nuo; Ma, Dengke; Lu, Tingyu; Li, Baowen

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Fabrication of high thermal conductivity arrays of carbon nanotubes and their composites  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods and apparatus are described for fabrication of high thermal conductivity arrays of carbon nanotubes and their composites. A composition includes a vertically aligned nanotube array including a plurality of nanotubes characterized by a property across substantially all of the vertically aligned nanotube array. A method includes depositing a vertically aligned nanotube array that includes a plurality of nanotubes; and controlling a deposition rate of the vertically aligned nanotubes array as a function of an in situ monitored property of the plurality of nanotubes.

Geohegan, David B. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Ivanov, Ilya N. (Knoxville, TN) [Knoxville, TN; Puretzky, Alexander A [Knoxville, TN

2010-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Subsurface Temperature, Moisture, Thermal Conductivity and Heat Flux, Barrow, Area A, B, C, D  

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Subsurface temperature data are being collected along a transect from the center of the polygon through the trough (and to the center of the adjacent polygon for Area D). Each transect has five 1.5m vertical array thermistor probes with 16 thermistors each. This dataset also includes soil pits that have been instrumented for temperature, water content, thermal conductivity, and heat flux at the permafrost table. Area C has a shallow borehole of 2.5 meters depth is instrumented in the center of the polygon.

Cable, William; Romanovsky, Vladimir

2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

307

Gold-titania interface toughening and thermal conductance enhancement using an organophosphonate nanolayer  

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We demonstrate that a mercaptan-terminated organophosphonate nanolayer at gold-titania interfaces can give rise to two- to three-fold enhancement in the interfacial fracture toughness and thermal conductance. Electron spectroscopy reveals that interfacial delamination occurs at the metal-molecule interface near the gold-sulfur bonds, consistent with density functional theory calculations of bond energies. Qualitative correlation between interfacial fracture toughness and bond energies suggest that organophosphonate nanolayers are resilient to humidity-induced degradation. These results, and the versatility of organophosphonates as surface functionalization agents for technologically relevant materials, unlock uncharted avenues for molecular engineering of interfaces in materials and devices for a variety of applications.

Chow, Philippe K.; O'Brien, Peter; Ramanath, Ganpati [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Troy, New York 12180 (United States)] [Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); Cardona Quintero, Y.; Ramprasad, R. [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States)] [Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 (United States); Hubert Mutin, P. [Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, UMR 5253 CNRS-UM2-ENSCM-UM1, Universite Montpellier 2, CC 1701, Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 (France)] [Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, UMR 5253 CNRS-UM2-ENSCM-UM1, Universite Montpellier 2, CC 1701, Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 (France); Lane, Michael [Chemistry Department, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia 24327 (United States)] [Chemistry Department, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia 24327 (United States)

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

308

Subsurface Temperature, Moisture, Thermal Conductivity and Heat Flux, Barrow, Area A, B, C, D  

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Subsurface temperature data are being collected along a transect from the center of the polygon through the trough (and to the center of the adjacent polygon for Area D). Each transect has five 1.5m vertical array thermistor probes with 16 thermistors each. This dataset also includes soil pits that have been instrumented for temperature, water content, thermal conductivity, and heat flux at the permafrost table. Area C has a shallow borehole of 2.5 meters depth is instrumented in the center of the polygon.

Cable, William; Romanovsky, Vladimir

309

Vehicular Thermoelectric Applications Session DEER 2009  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Or this? Car of the Future? International Thermoelectric Conference 2009 - Frieburg, Germany U.S. Spacecraft using Radioisotope Thermoelectric Power Generators Thermoelectric...

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Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology Vehicular Thermoelectrics: A New Green Technology An overview of the DOE activities in vehicular application of thermoelectrics...

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Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of High Temperature Phase Change Materials for Concentrating Solar Power Plant Applications  

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Proceedings on thermal energy storage and energy conversion;polymer microcomposites for thermal energy storage. SAE SocLow temperature thermal energy storage: a state of the art

Roshandell, Melina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials  

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Characterization of thermoelectric materials can pose many problems. A temperature difference can be established across these materials as an electrical current is passed due to the Peltier effect. The thermopower of these materials is quite large and thus large thermal voltages can contribute to many of the measurements necessary to investigate these materials. This paper will discuss the chracterization techniques necessary to investigate these materials and provide an overview of some of the potential systematic errors which can arise. It will also discuss some of the corrections one needs to consider. This should provide an introduction to the characterization and measurement of thermoelectric materials and provide references for a more in depth discussion of the concepts. It should also serve as an indication of the care that must be taken while working with thermoelectric materials.

Tritt, T.M.

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC  

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Provides overview of DOE-supported projects in automotive thermoelectric generators and heaters/air conditioners

314

Composites of Bi{sub 2-x}Sb{sub x}Te{sub 3} nanocrystals and fullerene molecules for thermoelectricity  

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New nanocomposite thermoelectric material composed from nanocrystallites of Bi-Sb-Te alloys covered by C{sub 60} molecules has been synthesized and studied. An increase of fullerene content leads to the growth of hole concentration in p-type materials and reduction of electron concentration in n-type materials. The fullerene molecules provide additional scattering of phonons reducing lattice heat conductivity. Reduction of heat conductivity exceeds the reduction of electrical conductivity for fullerene content less than 0.5 volume % and essential enhances the thermoelectric figure of merit. The maximum value of thermoelectric figure of merit equals to 1.17 at 450 K was observed in Bi{sub 0.5}Sb{sub 1.5}Te{sub 3} composite containing 0.5 volume % C{sub 60} molecules. The experimental results were analyzed in a frame of the model based on the Boltzmann equation. The analysis considers light and heavy electrons and holes and accounts the intervalley scattering of charge carriers. The calculations of the kinetic coefficients shows that the improvement of the thermoelectric figure of merit originates from the reduction of the lattice heat conductivity caused by fullerene molecules. The dependencies of the thermoelectric figure of merit on the acceptor concentration were calculated. - Graphical abstract: New nanocomposite thermoelectric material composed from nanocrystallites of Bi-Sb-Te alloys covered by C{sub 60} molecules has been synthesized and studied. An increase of fullerene content leads to the growth of hole concentration in p-type materials and reduction of electron concentration in n-type materials. The fullerene molecules provide additional scattering of phonons reducing lattice heat conductivity and enhances the thermoelectric figure of merit. The maximum value of thermoelectric figure of merit equal to 1.17 at 450 K was observed in Bi{sub 0.5}Sb{sub 1.5}Te{sub 3} composite containing 0.5 volume % fullerene molecules. Simulations of thermoelectric properties were made in frame of four bands, 12 valleys Boltzmann equation approach. Simulated and measured temperature dependencies of thermoelectric properties were compared to get unknown model parameters. These parameters were used to calculate dependencies of thermoelectric properties on acceptor concentration. Calculated dependencies of thermoelectric figure of merit on acceptor concentration are presented in the figure for p-type composites with 0 vol.% C{sub 60} (solid lines) and 0.5 vol.% C{sub 60} (dashed lines). Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer C{sub 60} doping of Bi-Sb-Te has acceptor effect. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fullerene molecules prevent recrystallization in Bi-Sb-Te nanocomposites. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer C{sub 60} in Bi-Sb-Te nanocomposites essentially reduces lattice thermal conductivity. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Thermoelectric figure of merit in nanocomposite C{sub 60}-Bi-Sb-Te enhanced.

Kulbachinskii, V.A., E-mail: kulb@mig.phys.msu.ru [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1-3, Moscow 119991 GSP-1 (Russian Federation); Kytin, V.G. [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1-3, Moscow 119991 GSP-1 (Russian Federation)] [M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Leninskie Gory 1-3, Moscow 119991 GSP-1 (Russian Federation); Popov, M.Yu.; Buga, S.G.; Stepanov, P.B.; Blank, V.D. [Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Moscow Region 142190 (Russian Federation)] [Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, Troitsk, Moscow Region 142190 (Russian Federation)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulator having thermally conductive rotary joint for transferring heat from a test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A manipulator for rotatably moving a test specimen in an ultra-high vacuum chamber includes a translational unit movable in three mutually perpendicular directions. A manipulator frame is rigidly secured to the translational unit for rotatably supporting a rotary shaft. A first copper disc is rigidly secured to an end of the rotary shaft for rotary movement within the vacuum chamber. A second copper disc is supported upon the first disc. The second disc receives a cryogenic cold head and does not rotate with the first disc. A sapphire plate is interposed between the first and second discs to prevent galling of the copper material while maintaining high thermal conductivity between the first and second discs. A spring is disposed on the shaft to urge the second disc toward the first disc and compressingly engage the interposed sapphire plate. A specimen mount is secured to the first disc for rotation within the vacuum chamber. The specimen maintains high thermal conductivity with the second disc receiving the cryogenic transfer line.

Haney, Steven J. (Tracy, CA); Stulen, Richard H. (Livermore, CA); Toly, Norman F. (Livermore, CA)

1985-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Manipulator having thermally conductive rotary joint for transferring heat from a test specimen  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A manipulator for rotatably moving a test specimen in an ultra-high vacuum chamber includes a translational unit movable in three mutually perpendicular directions. A manipulator frame is rigidly secured to the translational unit for rotatably supporting a rotary shaft. A first copper disc is rigidly secured to an end of the rotary shaft for rotary movement within the vacuum chamber. A second copper disc is supported upon the first disc. The second disc receives a cryogenic cold head and does not rotate with the first disc. The second disc receives a cryogenic cold head and does not rotate with the first disc. A sapphire plate is interposed between the first and second discs to prevent galling of the copper material while maintaining high thermal conductivity between the first and second discs. A spring is disposed on the shaft to urge the second disc toward the first disc and compressingly engage the interposed sapphire plate. A specimen mount is secured to the first disc for rotation within the vacuum chamber. The specimen maintains high thermal conductivity with the second disc receiving the cryogenic transfer line.

Haney, S.J.; Stulen, R.H.; Toly, N.F.

1983-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

317

Nonlinear vs. bolometric radiation response and phonon thermal conductance in graphene-superconductor junctions  

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Graphene is a promising candidate for building fast and ultra-sensitive bolometric detectors due to its weak electron-phonon coupling and low heat capacity. In order to realize a practical graphene-based bolometer, several important issues, including the nature of radiation response, coupling efficiency to the radiation and the thermal conductance need to be carefully studied. Addressing these issues, we present graphene-superconductor junctions as a viable option to achieve efficient and sensitive bolometers, with the superconductor contacts serving as hot electron barriers. For a graphene-superconductor device with highly transparent interfaces, the resistance readout in the presence of radio frequency radiation is dominated by non-linear response. On the other hand, a graphene-superconductor tunnel device shows dominantly bolometric response to radiation. For graphene devices fabricated on SiO{sub 2} substrates, we confirm recent theoretical predictions of T{sup 2} temperature dependence of phonon thermal conductance in the presence of disorder in the graphene channel at low temperatures.

Vora, Heli; Nielsen, Bent; Du, Xu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York (United States)

2014-02-21T23:59:59.000Z

318

Transport properties, specific heat and thermal conductivity of GaN nanocrystalline ceramic  

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The structural and transport properties (resistivity, thermopower and Hall effect), specific heat and thermal conductivity have been measured for GaN nanocrystalline ceramic prepared by hot pressing. It was found that the temperature dependence of resistivity in temperature range 10-300 K shows the very low activation energy, which is ascribed to the shallow donor doping originating in amorphous phase of sample. The major charge carriers are electrons, what is indicated by negative sign of Hall constant and Seebeck coefficient. The thermopower attains large values (-58 {mu}V/K at 300 K) and was characterized by linear temperature dependence which suggests the diffusion as a major contribution to Seebeck effect. The high electron concentration of 1.3x10{sup 19} cm{sup -3} and high electronic specific heat coefficient determined to be 2.4 mJ/molK{sup 2} allow to conclude that GaN ceramic demonstrates the semimetallic-like behavior accompanied by very small mobility of electrons ({approx}0.1 cm{sup 2}/V s) which is responsible for its high resistivity. A low heat conductivity of GaN ceramics is associated with partial amorphous phase of GaN grains due to high pressure sintering. - Graphical Abstract: Thermal resistivity and thermopower measurements indicates the high phonon scattering and lack of phonon-drag contribution to thermopower in GaN nanoceramics pressed under 4 GPa at 800 {sup o}C.

Sulkowski, Czeslaw [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland); ChuchmaLa, Andrzej, E-mail: andrzej.chuchmala@pwr.wroc.p [Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Electrical Engineering Fundamentals (I7), Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 50-370 Wroclaw (Poland); Zaleski, Andrzej J.; Matusiak, Marcin; Mucha, Jan; GLuchowski, PaweL; Strek, WiesLaw [Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 1410, 50-950 Wroclaw (Poland)

2010-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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A Gas ChromatographyThermal Conductivity Detection Method for Helium Detection in Postmortem Blood and Tissue Specimens  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

......victim's head, although some internet sources recommend use of...for volatiles and drugs of abuse. The cause of death was...Discussion of the Influence of the Internet. Am. J. Forensic Med...Suicide Thermal Conductivity Young Adult...

Jason E. Schaff; Roman P. Karas; Laureen Marinetti

2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PHYSICAL REVIEW B 84, 054203 (2011) Electrical and thermal conductivity of liquid sodium from first-principles calculations  

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pipes in high-temperature solar-energy power plants, thanks to its large thermal conductivity, which Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185, USA (Received 23 May 2011; published 4 August 2011) We report

Alfè, Dario

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Thermal conductivity of the insulation system of the stator winding of a high-power turbogenerator with air cooling  

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Values of the thermal-conductivity coefficient of specimens of the frame insulation manufactured from pre- and unimpregnated, mica-containing tapes are determined. It is established that the tape structure, te...

A. Sh. Azizov; A. M. Andreev; A. M. Kostelov

2009-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Evaluation of the Thermal Performance for a Wire Mesh/Hollow Glass Microsphere Composite Structure as a Conduction Barrier  

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An experimental investigation exploring the use of wire mesh/hollow glass microsphere combination for use as thermal insulation was conducted with the aim to conclude whether or not it represents a superior insulation technology to those...

Mckenna, Sean

2010-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

323

An experimental investigation of thermal contact conductance across carbon fiber/epoxy resin composites as a function of interface pressure  

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AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THERMAL CONTACT CONDUCTANCE ACROSS CARBON FIBER/EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITES AS A FUNCTION OF INTERFACE PRESSURE A Thesis by MICHAEL EVERETT RHOADES Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A...&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1989 Major Subject: Mechanical Engineering AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THERMAL CONTACT CONDUCTANCE ACROSS CARBON FIBER/EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITES AS A...

Rhoades, Michael Everett

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polymer Composites with Enhanced Thermal Conductivity: This research is funded by Honeywell Corporation and the Florida High Tech Corridor.  

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Polymer Composites with Enhanced Thermal Conductivity: This research is funded by Honeywell/mK (50). Earlier work with Honeywell focused on the development of boron nitride/epoxy composites. We. Encouraging results prompted Honeywell, Inc to file a patent application with us (53). #12;The target thermal

Harmon, Julie P.

325

Thermally conductive cementitious grouts for geothermal heat pumps. Progress report FY 1998  

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Research commenced in FY 97 to determine the suitability of superplasticized cement-sand grouts for backfilling vertical boreholes used with geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. The overall objectives were to develop, evaluate and demonstrate cementitious grouts that could reduce the required bore length and improve the performance of GHPs. This report summarizes the accomplishments in FY 98. The developed thermally conductive grout consists of cement, water, a particular grade of silica sand, superplasticizer and a small amount of bentonite. While the primary function of the grout is to facilitate heat transfer between the U-loop and surrounding formation, it is also essential that the grout act as an effective borehole sealant. Two types of permeability (hydraulic conductivity) tests was conducted to evaluate the sealing performance of the cement-sand grout. Additional properties of the proposed grout that were investigated include bleeding, shrinkage, bond strength, freeze-thaw durability, compressive, flexural and tensile strengths, elastic modulus, Poisson`s ratio and ultrasonic pulse velocity.

Allan, M.L.; Philippacopoulos, A.J.

1998-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Determination of heat conductivity and thermal diffusivity of waste glass melter feed: Extension to high temperatures  

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The heat conductivity ({lambda}) and the thermal diffusivity (a) of reacting glass batch, or melter feed, control the heat flux into and within the cold cap, a layer of reacting material floating on the pool of molten glass in an all-electric continuous waste glass melter. After previously estimating {lambda} of melter feed at temperatures up to 680 deg C, we focus in this work on the {lambda}(T) function at T > 680 deg C, at which the feed material becomes foamy. We used a customized experimental setup consisting of a large cylindrical crucible with an assembly of thermocouples, which monitored the evolution of the temperature field while the crucible with feed was heated at a constant rate from room temperature up to 1100C. Approximating measured temperature profiles by polynomial functions, we used the heat transfer equation to estimate the {lambda}(T) approximation function, which we subsequently optimized using the finite-volume method combined with least-squares analysis. The heat conductivity increased as the temperature increased until the feed began to expand into foam, at which point the conductivity dropped. It began to increase again as the foam turned into a bubble-free glass melt. We discuss the implications of this behavior for the mathematical modeling of the cold cap.

Rice, Jarrett A.; Pokorny, Richard; Schweiger, Michael J.; Hrma, Pavel R.

2014-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

327

Complex oxides useful for thermoelectric energy conversion  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

The invention provides for a thermoelectric system comprising a substrate comprising a first complex oxide, wherein the substrate is optionally embedded with a second complex oxide. The thermoelectric system can be used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.

Majumdar, Arunava (Orinda, CA); Ramesh, Ramamoorthy (Moraga, CA); Yu, Choongho (College Station, TX); Scullin, Matthew L. (Berkeley, CA); Huijben, Mark (Enschede, NL)

2012-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of samarium on the thermoelectric figure of merit of Sm{sub x}Pb{sub 1-x}Te alloys  

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The temperature and concentration dependences of the electrical (conductivity {sigma}, the Hall coefficient R), thermoelectric (thermovoltage {alpha}), and thermal (thermal conductivity K{sub tot}) characteristics of Sm{sub x}Pb{sub 1-x}Te alloys (x = 0, 0.02, 0.04, 0.08) are studied in the temperature range 100-500 K. Using the data for {sigma}, {alpha}, and K{sub tot}, the thermoelectric power {alpha}{sup 2}{sigma}, figure of merit Z, and efficiency {delta} are calculated. It is established that at room-temperature {alpha}{sup 2}{sigma} and Z peak at the hole concentration p Almost-Equal-To 1.2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup 18} cm{sup -3}.

Aliev, F. F., E-mail: farzali@physics.ab.az; Hasanov, H. A., E-mail: hummat.hasanov@gmail.com [Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, Institute of Physics (Azerbaijan)

2012-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

329

Cross-plane lattice and electronic thermal conductivities of ErAs:InGaAs/InGaAlAs superlattices  

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of thermoelectric energy conversion devices depends on the thermoelectric figure of merit ZT of a material, which- troduced charge carriers in the ErAs:InGaAs regions of 0, 2 1018 , 4 1018 , and 8 1018 cm-3 , respectively. There- fore, the effective carrier concentrations in the four samples were 2 1018 , 4 1018 , 6 1018

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Measurement of the Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity of Molybdenum Disulfide Single Crystal by the Time-resolved Magneto-optic Kerr Effect  

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with perpendicular magnetization serves as the heater and thermometer in the experiment. The low thermal conductivity for determining the thermal conductivity of materials but the sensitivity of TDTR to the lateral or in-plane thermal conductivity of a sample is low when conventional choices are made for laser spot sizes, #12

Cahill, David G.

331

Thermal conductance of graphene and dimerite Jin-Wu Jiang,1 Jian-Sheng Wang,1 and Baowen Li1,2,*  

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Thermal conductance of graphene and dimerite Jin-Wu Jiang,1 Jian-Sheng Wang,1 and Baowen Li1,2,* 1; published 20 May 2009 We investigate the phonon thermal conductance of graphene regarding the graphene sheet as the large-width limit of graphene strips in the ballistic limit. We find that the thermal conductance

Li, Baowen

332

Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Skutterudite TE modules were...

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Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Fuel Displacement Potential using...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

(TEG) Design Targets for Hybrid Vehicles Thermoelectric Generator Performance for Passenger Vehicles Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...

334

The Industrialization of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

system requirements for high volume power generation with thermoelectrics such desirable thermoelectric properties, low material toxicity, interface compatibility, cost...

335

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability 2010 DOE Vehicle Technologies and Hydrogen Programs Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting,...

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Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability Thermoelectric Mechanical Reliability 2009 DOE Hydrogen Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation...

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Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

& Publications Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation...

338

Improved 3-omega measurement of thermal conductivity in liquid, gases, and powders using a metal-coated optical fiber  

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A novel 3?thermal conductivitymeasurement technique called metal-coated 3? is introduced for use with liquids gases powders and aerogels. This technique employs a micron-scale metal-coated glass fiber as a heater/thermometer that is suspended within the sample. Metal-coated 3? exceeds alternate 3? based fluid sensing techniques in a number of key metrics enabling rapid measurements of small samples of materials with very low thermal effusivity (gases) using smaller temperature oscillations with lower parasitic conduction losses. Its advantages relative to existing fluid measurement techniques including transient hot-wire steady-state methods and solid-wire 3? are discussed. A generalized n-layer concentric cylindrical periodic heating solution that accounts for thermal boundary resistance is presented. Improved sensitivity to boundary conductance is recognized through this model. Metal-coated 3? was successfully validated through a benchmark study of gases and liquids spanning two-orders of magnitude in thermal conductivity.

Scott N. Schiffres; Jonathan A. Malen

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Thermoelectric energy converter for generation of electricity from low-grade heat  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermoelectric energy conversion device which includes a plurality of thermoelectric elements is described. A hot liquid is supplied to one side of each element and a cold liquid is supplied to the other side of each element. The thermoelectric generator may be utilized to produce power from low-grade heat sources such as ocean thermal gradients, solar ponds, and low-grade geothermal resources. (WHK)

Jayadev, T.S.; Benson, D.K.

1980-05-27T23:59:59.000Z

340

Modeling properties of chromospheric evaporation driven by thermal conduction fronts from reconnection shocks  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

Magnetic reconnection in the corona results in contracting flare loops, releasing energy into plasma heating and shocks. The hydrodynamic shocks so produced drive thermal conduction fronts (TCFs) which transport energy into the chromosphere and drive upflows (evaporation) and downflows (condensation) in the cooler, denser footpoint plasma. Observations have revealed that certain properties of the transition point between evaporation and condensation (the "flow reversal point" or FRP), such as temperature and velocity-temperature derivative at the FRP, vary between different flares. These properties may provide a diagnostic tool to determine parameters of the coronal energy release mechanism and the loop atmosphere. In this study, we develop a 1-D hydrodynamical flare loop model with a simplified three-region atmosphere (chromosphere/transition region/corona), with TCFs initiated by shocks introduced in the corona. We investigate the effect of two different flare loop parameters (post-shock temperature and tra...

Brannon, Sean

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Thermal conductivity and phonon linewidths of monolayer MoS{sub 2} from first principles  

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Using ab initio calculations, we have investigated the phonon linewidths and the thermal conductivity (?) of monolayer MoS{sub 2}. ? for a typical sample size of 1??m is 83 W/m K at room temperature in the completely rough edge limit, suggesting ? is not a limiting factor for the electronic application of monolayer MoS{sub 2}. ? can be further increased by 30% in 10??m sized samples. Due to strong anharmonicity, isotope enhancement of room temperature ? is only 10% for 1??m sized samples. However, linewidths can be significantly reduced, for instance, for Raman active modes A{sub 1g} and E{sub 2g}{sup 1}, in isotopically pure samples.

Li, Wu, E-mail: wu.li.phys2011@gmail.com; Carrete, J.; Mingo, Natalio, E-mail: natalio.mingo@cea.fr [CEA-Grenoble, 17 Rue des Martyrs, Grenoble 38000 (France)] [CEA-Grenoble, 17 Rue des Martyrs, Grenoble 38000 (France)

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Microstructure and thermal conductivity of surfactant-free NiO nanostructures  

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High purity, nanometer sized surfactant-free nickel oxide (NiO) particles were produced in gram scale using a solution combustion method and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), gas pycnometry and gas adsorption analysis (BET). The average particle size of the as-synthesized NiO increases significantly with the preheating temperature of the furnace, while the specific surface area decreases. A BET specific surface area of {approx}100 m{sup 2}/g was obtained for NiO nanoparticles with size as small as 3 nm synthesized at 300 Degree-Sign C. The thermal conductivity ({kappa}) of pressed pellets of the synthesized NiO nanoparticles obtained using spark plasma sintering (SPS) and uniaxial hot pressing is drastically decreased ({approx}60%) compared to that of NiO single crystal. This strong reduction in {kappa} with particle size suggests the suitability of the synthesized surfactant-free NiO nanoparticles for use as nanoinclusions when designing high performance materials for waste heat recovery. - Graphical abstract: Highly efficient phonon scattering by surfactant-free NiO nanostructures obtained by solution combustion of a mixture of nickel (II) nitrate hexahydrate (oxidizer) and urea (fuel) at various temperatures. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Fast synthesis of surfactant-free NiO nanoparticles with controllable size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer High specific surface area for NiO nanoparticles with size range from 3 to 7 nm. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Strong reduction of the thermal conductivity with decreasing particle size. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer NiO as nanoinclusions in high performance materials for energy conversion.

Sahoo, Pranati [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Misra, Dinesh K. [The Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Salvador, Jim [Chemical Sciences and Materials Systems Laboratory, General Motors R and D Center, Warren, MI 48090 (United States); Makongo, Julien P.A. [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Chaubey, Girija S. [Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Takas, Nathan J. [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Wiley, John B. [Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Poudeu, Pierre F.P., E-mail: ppoudeup@umich.edu [Laboratory for Emerging Energy and Electronic Materials, Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (United States); Department of Chemistry, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States); Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148 (United States)

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Analysis of the thermoelectric properties of n-type ZnO  

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We report an investigation of the temperature- and doping-dependent thermoelectric behavior of n-type ZnO. The results are based on a combination of experimental data from the literature and calculated transport functions obtained from Boltzmann transport theory applied to the first-principles electronic structure. From this we obtain the dependence of the figure of merit ZT on doping and temperature. We find that improvement of the lattice thermal conductivity is essential for obtaining high ZT in n-type ZnO.

Ong, Khuong P [IHPC, Singapore; Singh, David J [ORNL; Wu, Ping [IHPC, Singapore

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Thermal conduction by dark matter with velocity and momentum-dependent cross-sections  

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We use the formalism of Gould and Raffelt to compute the dimensionless thermal conduction coefficients for scattering of dark matter particles with standard model nucleons via cross-sections that depend on the relative velocity or momentum exchanged between particles. Motivated by models invoked to reconcile various recent results in direct detection, we explicitly compute the conduction coefficients $\\alpha$ and $\\kappa$ for cross-sections that go as $v_{\\rm rel}^2$, $v_{\\rm rel}^4$, $v_{\\rm rel}^{-2}$, $q^2$, $q^4$ and $q^{-2}$, where $v_{\\rm rel}$ is the relative DM-nucleus velocity and $q$ is the momentum transferred in the collision. We find that a $v_{\\rm rel}^{-2}$ dependence can significantly enhance energy transport from the inner solar core to the outer core. The same can true for any $q$-dependent coupling, if the dark matter mass lies within some specific range for each coupling. This effect can complement direct searches for dark matter; combining these results with state-of-the-art Solar simulations should greatly increase sensitivity to certain DM models. It also seems possible that the so-called Solar Abundance Problem could be resolved by enhanced energy transport in the solar core due to such velocity- or momentum-dependent scatterings.

Aaron C. Vincent; Pat Scott

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

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http://journals.cambridge.org Downloaded: 20 May 2013 IP address: 129.120.21.98 Bismuth telluride-based thermoelectric materials: Coatings as  

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-based thermoelectric materials: Coatings as protection against thermal cycling effects Witold Brostow,a) Tea Datashvili operating temperature TE materials also. I. INTRODUCTION Solid-state thermoelectric (TE) devices preferential sublimation of the thermoelectric material. For example, in (Bi2Te3) alloys, tellurium (Te

North Texas, University of

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Bipolar thermoelectric devices  

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The work presented here is a theoretical and experimental study of heat production and transport in bipolar electrical devices, with detailed treatment of thermoelectric effects. Both homojunction and heterojunction devices ...

Pipe, Kevin P. (Kevin Patrick), 1976-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of temperature and disorder on thermal boundary conductance at solidsolid interfaces: Nonequilibrium  

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with the constituent materials. The inter- face thermal resistance, often referred to as thermal boundary resistance between two different materials when a heat flux is applied. The inverse of thermal boundary resistance mismatched interfaces. ? 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Keywords: Thermal boundary resistance

Zhigilei, Leonid V.

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Ultra-Low Thermal Conductivity in W/Al2O3 Nanolaminates  

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conversion (3). Conversely, the thermal resistance of interfaces degrades the performance of materials dissimilar materials may provide a route for the production of thermal barriers with ultra-low thermal and improve the performance of thermal bar- riers (2) and of materials used in thermoelec- tric energy

George, Steven M.

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Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High...  

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Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectric Modules Evaluation of Thermal to Electrical Energy Conversion of High Temperature...

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Energy harvesting using a thermoelectric material  

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A novel energy harvesting system and method utilizing a thermoelectric having a material exhibiting a large thermally induced strain (TIS) due to a phase transformation and a material exhibiting a stress induced electric field is introduced. A material that exhibits such a phase transformation exhibits a large increase in the coefficient of thermal expansion over an incremental temperature range (typically several degrees Kelvin). When such a material is arranged in a geometric configuration, such as, for a example, a laminate with a material that exhibits a stress induced electric field (e.g. a piezoelectric material) the thermally induced strain is converted to an electric field.

Nersessian, Nersesse (Van Nuys, CA); Carman, Gregory P. (Los Angeles, CA); Radousky, Harry B. (San Leandro, CA)

2008-07-08T23:59:59.000Z

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In-line thermoelectric module  

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A thermoelectric module with a plurality of electricity generating units each having a first end and a second end, the units being arranged first end to second end along an in-line axis. Each unit includes first and second elements each made of a thermoelectric material, an electrically conductive hot member arranged to heat one side of the first element, and an electrically conductive cold member arranged to cool another side of the first element and to cool one side of the second element. The hot member, the first element, the cold member and the second element are supported in a fixture, are electrically connected respectively to provide an electricity generating unit, and are arranged respectively in positions along the in-line axis. The individual components of each generating unit and the respective generating units are clamped in their in-line positions by a loading bolt at one end of the fixture and a stop wall at the other end of the fixture. The hot members may have a T-shape and the cold members an hourglass shape to facilitate heat transfer. The direction of heat transfer through the hot members may be perpendicular to the direction of heat transfer through the cold members, and both of these heat transfer directions may be perpendicular to the direction of current flow through the module.

Pento, Robert (Algonquin, IL); Marks, James E. (Glenville, NY); Staffanson, Clifford D. (S. Glens Falls, NY)

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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In-Line Thermoelectric Module  

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A thermoelectric module with a plurality of electricity generating units each having a first end and a second end, the units being arranged first end to second end along an-in-line axis. Each unit includes first and second elements each made of a thermoelectric material, an electrically conductive hot member arranged to heat one side of the first element, and an electrically conductive cold member arranged to cool another side of the first element and to cool one side of the second element. The hot member, the first element, the cold member and the second element are supported in a fixture, are electrically connected respectively to provide an electricity generating unit, and are arranged respectively in positions along the in-line axis. The individual components of each generating unit and the respective generating units are clamped in their in-line positions by a loading bolt at one end of the fixture and a stop wall at the other end of the fixture. The hot members may have a T-shape and the cold members an hourglass shape to facilitate heat transfer. The direction of heat transfer through the hot members may be perpendicular to the direction of heat transfer through the cold members, and both of these heat transfer directions maybe perpendicular to the direction-of current flow through the module.

Pento, Robert; Marks, James E.; Staffanson, Clifford D.

1998-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity of the electrode gap of a thermionic converter, filled with inert gases, at low pressures  

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Experimental data is presented on the thermal conductivity of the electrode gap of a thermionic converter filled with He, Ar, and Xe in the pressure range 40--550 Pa. The need to account for the coefficients of thermal accommodation of the emitter-inert-gas-collector system in this range is shown. The accommodation coefficients for different temperature regimes are measured and expressions are obtained to calculate the heat flux transported by the inert gases in the electrode gap.

Modin, V.A.; Nikolaev, Y.V.

1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

System and method to improve the power output and longetivity of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

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By using the helium generated by the alpha emissions of a thermoelectric generator during space travel for cooling, the thermal degradation of the thermoelectric generator can be slowed. Slowing degradation allows missions to be longer with little additional expense or payload.

Mowery, Jr., Alfred L. (Potomac, MD)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method to improve the power output and longevity of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

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By using the helium generated by the alpha emissions of a thermoelectric generator during space travel for cooling, the thermal degradation of the thermoelectric generator can be slowed. Slowing degradation allows missions to be longer with little additional expense or payload. 1 figures.

Mowery, A.L. Jr.

1993-09-21T23:59:59.000Z

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System and method to improve the power output and longetivity of a radioisotope thermoelectric generator  

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By using the helium generated by the alpha emissions of a thermoelectric generator during space travel for cooling the thermal degradation of the thermoelectric generator can be slowed. Slowing degradation allows missions to be longer with little additional expense or payload.

Mowery, A.L. Jr.

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

357

Rotating Solar Jets in Simulations of Flux Emergence with Thermal Conduction  

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We study the formation of coronal jets through numerical simulation of the emergence of a twisted magnetic flux rope into a pre-existing open magnetic field. Reconnection inside the emerging flux rope in addition to that between the emerging and pre-existing fields give rise to the violent eruption studied. The simulated event closely resembles the coronal jets ubiquitously observed by Hinode/XRT and demonstrates that heated plasma is driven into the extended atmosphere above. Thermal conduction implemented in the model allows us to qualitatively compare simulated and observed emission from such events. We find that untwisting field lines after the reconnection drive spinning outflows of plasma in the jet column. The Poynting flux in the simulated jet is dominated by the untwisting motions of the magnetic fields loaded with high-density plasma. The simulated jet is comprised of spires of untwisting field that are loaded with a mixture of cold and hot plasma and exhibit rotational motion of order 20 km/s and m...

Fang, Fang; McIntosh, Scott W

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A continuum theory of thermoelectric bodies and effective properties of thermoelectric composites  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2.3 A constitutive model for thermoelectric materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 composites. 1 Introduction Thermoelectric (TE) materials directly convert heat into electric energyA continuum theory of thermoelectric bodies and effective properties of thermoelectric composites

Liu, Liping

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Thermoelectric figure of merit of silicide two-dimensional quantum wells  

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The calculation was made to estimate thermoelectric figure of merit, ZT, of quantum well structured films made of Transition Metal (TM) silicide, alloys of silicon and germanium, etc. 1-dimensional quantum confinement of charge carrier with quantum well structure were assumed in the calculation model. Transport properties parallel to the layer were estimated as a function of well width. Full account was made of Fermi statistics, and thermal conduction in the barrier layer was taken into account. Results of the calculation indicate that moderate increase in ZT is possible in modulated doping superlattice structure of TM silicides. But ZT decreases with decreasing well width in combinations of silicon and TM silicides. This is due to the larger thermal conductivity of silicon used as a barrier material.

Yamamoto, Z.; Ohta, T. [Electrotechnical Lab., Tsukuba, Ibaraki (Japan)

1996-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EXPERIMENTAL MEASUREMENTS OF THE INTERFACE THERMAL CONDUCTANCE OF A LITHIUM METATITANATE PEBBLE BED  

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, CA 90095 aliabousena@engineering.ucla.edu The thermal properties of the lithium ceramics pebble beds will help to create a reliable database of the thermal properties of the lithium ceramics pebble beds. I heat is transferred from the hot lithium ceramic pebble beds to the coolant. The thermal properties

Abdou, Mohamed

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Measurement of the thermal conductance of the graphene/SiO2 interface Kin Fai Mak, Chun Hung Lui, and Tony F. Heinz  

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, 043112 (2012) Opposite ReD-dependencies of nanofluid (Al2O3) thermal conductivities between heating and cooling modes Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 083111 (2012) Thermal transport in graphene supported on copper J of thermal transport in this material system2­4 is currently less advanced. The thermal transport properties

Heinz, Tony F.

362

The divergence of neighboring magnetic field lines and fast-particle diffusion in strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, with application to thermal conduction in galaxy clusters  

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We investigate field-line separation in strong MHD turbulence using direct numerical simulations. We find that in the static-magnetic-field approximation the thermal conductivity in galaxy clusters is reduced by a factor of about 50 relative to the Spitzer thermal conductivity of a non-magnetized plasma. This value is too small for heat conduction to balance radiative cooling in clusters.

Jason L. Maron; Benjamin D. G. Chandran; Eric G. Blackman

2003-03-11T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Properties of n-type Polycrystalline BixSb2-xTe3 Alloys N. Gerovac, G. J. Snyder, and T. Caillat  

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. Introduction The best thermoelectric materials are semiconductors which limit the movement of heat conducting. The quality of a thermoelectric material is described by a dimensionless figure-of-merit, ZT, which depends thermoelectric materials have been made from (Bi,Sb)2Te3 compounds. In polycrystalline form, meaning made up

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Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids Vol 58 p 1119-25 (1997) T Caillat et al Preparation and thermoelectric properties of semiconducting Zn4Sb3  

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-of-the-art thermoelectric materials between Bi2Te3-based alloys and PbTe-based alloys. This material, relatively inexpensive conductivity. Established thermoelectric materials used in power generation can be divided into three and theoretical considerations, several new potentially high performance thermoelectric materials were identified

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Experimental and analytical analyses of the thermal conductivities and high-temperature characteristics of silica aerogels based on microstructures  

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An analytical heat transfer model based on scanning electron microscopy, BrunauerEmmettTeller and pycnometry measurements and a 3D random diffusion-limited clustercluster aggregation structure is proposed to calculate the temperature-dependent microstructural parameters and thermal conductivities of silica aerogels. This model is a pure prediction model, which does not need experimentally fitted empirical parameters and only needs four measured structural parameters as input parameters. This model can provide high-temperature microstructural and thermophysical properties as well as theoretical guidelines for material designs with optimum parameters. The results show that three stages occur during the thermal evolution processes of the aerogel structure with increasing temperature from 300 to 1500K. The current analytical model is fully validated by experimental data. The constant structure assumptions used in previous heat transfer models are found to cause significant errors at higher temperatures as the temperature-dependent structure deformation significantly increases the aerogel thermal conductivity. The conductive and total thermal conductivities of silica aerogels after high-temperature heat treatments are much larger than those with no heat treatment.

Jun-Jie Zhao; Yuan-Yuan Duan; Xiao-Dong Wang; Bu-Xuan Wang

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

Microstructural characterization and microstructural effects on the thermal conductivity of AlN(Y2O3) ceramics  

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Microstructural characterization and microstructural effects on the thermal conductivity of AlN(Y2O3) ceramics Ying-Da Yu a , Aase Marie Hundere b , Ragnvald Høier a , Rafal E. Dunin-Borkowski c aluminum nitride (AlN) ceramic materials with Y2O3 as a sintering additive have been sintered at 1880 C

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

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E. In Situ Polymerization of Cyclic Butylene Terephthalate(CBT) Oligomers with Conductive fillers for Thermal Management  

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copolymers with Thermal conductivity Composites This research is funded by Honeywell Corporation and the Florida High Tech Corridor. NOTE: Honeywell and Julie Harmon have signed an agreement with Cyclics Corp; these materials exhibit an intrinsic fiber TC as high as 913 W/mK (51). Earlier work with Honeywell focused

Harmon, Julie P.

368

The Electrodeposition of PbTe Nanowires for Thermoelectric Applications  

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of thermoelectrics. Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generatorthermoelectric generators use radiation from the sun instead of a radioisotope

Hillman, Peter

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Development at Hi-Z Technology  

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An improved Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) for the Heavy Duty Class Eight Diesel Trucks is under development at Hi-Z Technology. The current TEG is equipped with the improved HZ-14 Thermoelectric module, which features better mechanical properties as well as higher electric power output. Also, the modules are held in place more securely. The TEG is comprised of 72 TE modules, which are capable of producing 1kW of electrical power at 30 V DC during nominal engine operation. Currently the upgraded generator has completed testing in a test cell and starting from August 2001 will be tested on a Diesel truck under typical road and environmental conditions. It is expected that the TEG will be able to supplement the existing shaft driven alternator, resulting in significant fuel saving, generating additional power required by the truck?s accessories. The electronic and thermal properties of bulk materials are altered when they are incorporated into quantum wells. Two-dimensional quantum wells have been synthesized by alternating layers of B4C and B9C in one system and alternating layers of Si and Si0.8Ge0.2 in another system. Such nanostructures are being investigated as candidate thermoelectric materials with high figures of merit (Z). The predicted enhancement is attributed to the confined motion of charge carriers and phonons in the two dimensions and separating them from the ion scattering centers. Multilayer quantum well materials development continues with the fabrication of thicker films, evaluation of various substrates to minimize bypass heat loss, and bonding techniques to minimize high contact resistance. Quantum well thermoelectric devices with N-type Si/Si0.8Ge0.2 and P-type B4C/B9C have been fabricated from these films. The test results generated continue to indicate that much higher thermoelectric efficiencies can be achieved in the quantum wells compared to the bulk materials.

Kushch, Aleksandr

2001-08-05T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of High Temperature Phase Change Materials for Concentrating Solar Power Plant Applications  

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Thermal energy storage for sustainable energy consumption Sustainable Energy, Cambridge University Press, 65- Dermott A.M, Frysinger G.R, Storage

Roshandell, Melina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A high performance thin film thermoelectric cooler  

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Thin film thermoelectric devices with small dimensions have been fabricated using microelectronics technology and operated successfully in the Seebeck mode as sensors or generators. However, they do not operate successfully in the Peltier mode as coolers, because of the thermal bypass provided by the relatively thick substrate upon which the thermoelectric device is fabricated. In this paper a processing sequence is described which dramatically reduces this thermal bypass and facilitates the fabrication of high performance integrated thin film thermoelectric coolers. In the processing sequence a very thin amorphous SiC (or SiO{sub 2}SiN{sub 4}) film is deposited on a silicon substrate using conventional thin film deposition and a membrane formed by removing the silicon substrate over a desired region using chemical etching or micro-machining. Thermoelements are deposited on the membrane using conventional thin film deposition and patterning techniques and configured so that the region which is to be cooled is abutted to the cold junctions of the Peltier thermoelements while the hot junctions are located at the outer peripheral area which rests on the silicon substrate rim. Heat is pumped laterally from the cooled region to the silicon substrate rim and then dissipated vertically through it to an external heat sink. Theoretical calculations of the performance of a cooler described above indicate that a maximum temperature difference of about 40--50K can be achieved with a maximum heat pumping capacity of around 10 milliwatts.

Rowe, D.M.; Min, G.; Volklein, F.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Two dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet Man-Chi Liu,ac  

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the cooling function relies on the natural conduction and/or convection. A thermoelectric (TE) chipTwo dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet actuation Man-Chi Liu,ac Jin be driven to the cooler regions via surface tension modulation by varying the temperature. The usual method

Lin, Pei-Chun

373

A boron nitride nanotube peapod thermal rectifier  

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The precise guidance of heat from one specific location to another is paramount in many industrial and commercial applications, including thermal management and thermoelectric generation. One of the cardinal requirements is a preferential conduction of thermal energy, also known as thermal rectification, in the materials. This study introduces a novel nanomaterial for rectifying heatthe boron nitride nanotube peapod thermal rectifier. Classical non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations are performed on this nanomaterial, and interestingly, the strength of the rectification phenomenon is dissimilar at different operating temperatures. This is due to the contingence of the thermal flux on the conductance at the localized region around the scatterer, which varies with temperature. The rectification performance of the peapod rectifier is inherently dependent on its asymmetry. Last but not least, the favourable rectifying direction in the nanomaterial is established.

Loh, G. C., E-mail: jgloh@mtu.edu [Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931 (United States); Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #16-16 Connexis, Singapore 138632 (Singapore); Baillargeat, D. [CNRS-International-NTU-Thales Research Alliance (CINTRA), 50 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637553 (Singapore)

2014-06-28T23:59:59.000Z

374

Performance Study of Thermoelectric Solar-Assisted Heat Pump with Reflectors  

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The simultaneous conversion of solar radiation into thermal and electrical energy in a thermoelectric (TE) solar-assisted heat pump is, for the purposes of ... plate reflectors have been mounted on a TE solar col...

C. Lertsatitthanakorn; S. Soponronnarit

2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Modeling and characterization of thermoelectric properties of SiGe nanocomposites  

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Direct energy conversion between thermal and electrical energy based on thermoelectric effects is attractive for potential applications in waste heat recovery and environmentally-friendly refrigeration. The energy conversion ...

Lee, Hohyun, 1978-

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

376

Microstructure changes and thermal conductivity reduction in UO2 following 3.9 MeV He2+ ion irradiation  

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The microstructural changes and associated effects on thermal conductivity were examined in UO2 after irradiation using 3.9 MeV He2+ ions. Lattice expansion of UO2 was observed in x-ray diffraction after ion irradiation up to 51016 He2+/cm2 at low-temperature (< 200 C). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) showed homogenous irradiation damage across an 8 m thick plateau region, which consisted of small dislocation loops accompanied by dislocation segments. Dome-shaped blisters were observed at the peak damage region (depth around 8.5 m) in the sample subjected to 51016 He2+/cm2, the highest fluence reached, while similar features were not detected at 91015 He2+/cm2. Laser-based thermo-reflectance measurements showed that the thermal conductivity for the irradiated layer decreased about 55 % for the high fluence sample and 35% for the low fluence sample as compared to an un-irradiated reference sample. Detailed analysis for the thermal conductivity indicated that the conductivity reduction was caused by the irradiation induced point defects.

Janne Pakrinen; Marat Khafizov; Lingfeng He; Chris Wetland; Jian Gan; Andrew T. Nelson; David H Hurley; Anter El-Azab; Todd R Allen

2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

On the heat flux vector for flowing granular materials--Part I: effective thermal conductivity and background  

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Heat transfer plays a major role in the processing of many particulate materials. The heat flux vector is commonly modelled by the Fouriers law of heat conduction and for complex materials such as nonlinear fluids, porous media, or granular materials, the coeffcient of thermal conductivity is generalized by assuming that it would depend on a host of material and kinematical parameters such as temperature, shear rate, porosity or concentration, etc. In Part I, we will give a brief review of the basic equations of thermodynamics and heat transfer to indicate the importance of the modelling of the heat flux vector. We will also discuss the concept of effective thermal conductivity (ETC) in granular and porous media. In Part II, we propose and subsequently derive a properly frame-invariant constitutive relationship for the heat flux vector for a (single phase) flowing granular medium. Standard methods in continuum mechanics such as representation theorems and homogenization techniques are used. It is shown that the heat flux vector in addition to being proportional to the temperature gradient (the Fouriers law), could also depend on the gradient of density (or volume fraction), and D (the symmetric part of the velocity gradient) in an appropriate manner. The emphasis in this paper is on the idea that for complex non-linear materials it is the heat flux vector which should be studied; obtaining or proposing generalized form of the thermal conductivity is not always appropriate or suffcient.

Massoudi, Mehrdad

2006-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity of the electrode gap of a therminonic converter, filled with inert gases, at low pressures  

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This paper presents experimental data on the thermal conductivity of the electrode gap of a thermionic converter filled with He, Ar, and Xe in the pessure range 40-550 Pa. The need to account for the coefficients of thermal accomodation of the emitter-inert-gas-collector system in this range is shown. The accomodation coefficients for different temperature regimes are measured and expressions are obtained to calculate the heat flux transported by the inert gases in the electrode gap. A diagram of the experimental thermionic converter is shown.

Modin, V.A.; Nikolaev, Y.V.

1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric Temperature Control  

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the controller can supply the power required to bring the device to the desired temperature and maintain a stableNOTE 201TM TECHNICAL Optimizing Thermoelectric Temperature Control Systems #12;2 May 1995 92 of applications that require extremely stable temperature control. System design can be complex, but improved

Saffman, Mark

380

Experimental and theoretical analysis of a thermoelectric generator  

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The primary objectives of this study were to develop models for studying performance of a thermoelectric generator for the case of steady-state, and transient problems; and to develop a method and procedure for analyzing data taken experimentally and compare them with the theoretical results. The work is divided into primary areas that involve (i) model development and linear and nonlinear parameter estimations, (ii) experimental tests, and (iii) design and simulation. Analysis and experiments were conducted to describe the effects of the leg-surface heat loss, and the temperature difference on the performance of a thermoelectric generator. Two numerical models that treat the problem of thermoelectric generator, linear and nonlinear were developed. A Global Corporation model 5120, 120-watt thermoelectric generator system was tested in the 5-kW NMSU/PSL solar furnace at two different hot and cold junction temperatures. The developed computer models were used for design and simulation of an auto thermoelectric generator (Automobile Thermoelectric Generator) that converts waste heat from the car engine directly to the electrical power as a substitute device for the electrical generator used in cars.

Moghaddas, M.H.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal conductivity of anisotropic spin-1/2 two leg ladder: Greens function approach  

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We study the thermal transport of a spin-1/2 two leg antiferromagnetic ladder in the direction of legs. The possible effect of spin-orbit coupling and crystalline electric field are investigated in terms of aniso...

Hamed Rezania; Abdollah Langari

2014-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Thermal shock resistance of solids associated with hyperbolic heat conduction theory  

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...damage. Examples are as varied as energy conversion systems, electronic devices and...that was coupled with the local energy balance-[21,22]. Since then...frequency of the molecules within the energy carrier. The thermal relaxation time...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2009 Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop | Department of Energy  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Activities in Europe D. Michael Rowe Cardiff University Overview of Thermoelectrics in Germany Harald Bottner Fraunhofer Institute Overview of Research on Thermoelectric Materials...

384

Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Overview and status of project to develop...

385

Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Presentation from the U.S. DOE Office of...

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Automotive Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Controls | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

(TEG) Fuel Displacement Potential using Engine-in-the-Loop and Simulation Automotive Thermoelectric Generator Design Issues Benefits of Thermoelectric Technology for the Automobile...

387

Nanostructured Thermoelectrics. The New Paradigm | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

figure of merit of bulk nanostructured thermoelectric and materials using low cost earth abundant elements kanatzidis.pdf More Documents & Publications DOENSF Thermoelectric...

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Project Profile: Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Solar Thermoelectric Power Project Profile: Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Power MIT logo The Rohsenow-Kendall Heat Transfer Lab at Massachusetts Institute of...

389

Thermoelectric Properties of Nanostructured Silicon Films.  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

??Based on the Seebeck effect, thermoelectric materials can convert temperature heat into electrical energy. Alternatively, based on the Peltier effect, thermoelectric cooling can be achieved (more)

Guo, Xiao

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology 2012 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology | Department...  

Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology Thermoelectrics: The New Green Automotive Technology 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle Technologies Program...

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Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology Vehicular Thermoelectrics: The New Green Technology Presentation given at the 16th Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions...

393

Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric...  

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Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles Vehicle Technologies Office Merit Review 2014: Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Program for Passenger Vehicles...

394

Overview of Japanese Activities in Thermoelectrics | Department...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion for Efficient Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Nanostructured High-Temperature Bulk Thermoelectric Energy Conversion...

395

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for Power Generation 2009 DOE Hydrogen...

396

NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Waste Heat Recovery Development for commercialization of automotive thermoelectric generators from high-ZT TE materials with using low-cost, widely available materials, system...

397

An optimal guarding scheme for thermal conductivity measurement using a guarded cut-bar technique, part 1 experimental study  

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In the guarded cut-bar technique, a guard surrounding the measured sample and reference (meter) bars is temperature controlled to carefully regulate heat losses from the sample and reference bars. Guarding is typically carried out by matching the temperature profiles between the guard and the test stack of sample and meter bars. Problems arise in matching the profiles, especially when the thermal conductivitiesof the meter bars and of the sample differ, as is usually the case. In a previous numerical study, the applied guarding condition (guard temperature profile) was found to be an important factor in measurement accuracy. Different from the linear-matched or isothermal schemes recommended in literature, the optimal guarding condition is dependent on the system geometry and thermal conductivity ratio of sample to meter bar. To validate the numerical results, an experimental study was performed to investigate the resulting error under different guarding conditions using stainless steel 304 as both the sample and meter bars. The optimal guarding condition was further verified on a certified reference material, pyroceram 9606, and 99.95% pure iron whose thermal conductivities are much smaller and much larger, respectively, than that of the stainless steel meter bars. Additionally, measurements are performed using three different inert gases to show the effect of the insulation effective thermal conductivity on measurement error, revealing low conductivity, argon gas, gives the lowest error sensitivity when deviating from the optimal condition. The result of this study provides a general guideline for the specific measurement method and for methods requiring optimal guarding or insulation.

Changhu Xing [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Colby Jensen [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Charles Folsom [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Heng Ban [Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States). Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Douglas W. Marshall [Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Transport in charged colloids driven by thermoelectricity Alois Wrger  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

by the thermoelectric response of the electrolyte solution. The thermally induced salinity gradient leads in general by showing how the Soret e¤ect of the mobile ions leads to a salinity gradient and a macro- scopic of a charged colloid in a temperature gradient, and ...nd that it is to a large extent determined

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

399

A Correction Scheme for Thermal Conductivity Measurement Using the Comparative Cut-bar Technique Based on a 3D Numerical Simulation  

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As an important factor affecting the accuracy of the thermal conductivity measurement, systematic (bias) error in the guarded comparative axial heat flow (cut-bar) method was mostly neglected by previous researches. This bias is due primarily to the thermal conductivity mismatch between sample and meter bars (reference), which is common for a sample of unknown thermal conductivity. A correction scheme, based on a finite element simulation of the measurement system, was proposed to reduce the magnitude of the overall measurement uncertainty. This scheme was experimentally validated by applying corrections on four types of sample measurements in which the specimen thermal conductivity is much smaller, slightly smaller, equal and much larger than that of the meter bar. As an alternative to the optimum guarding technique proposed before, the correction scheme can be used to minimize uncertainty contribution from the measurement system with non-optimal guarding conditions. It is especially necessary for large thermal conductivity mismatches between sample and meter bars.

Douglas W. Marshall; Changhu Xing; Charles Folsom; Colby Jensen; Heng Ban

2014-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

Thermoelectric Materials, Devices and Systems:  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

41 thermopower) (Tritt, 2011). However the use of thermoelectric modules as solid state heat pumps for 42 heating and cooling applications using the opposite Peltier effect is...

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401

Thermoelectric generators incorporating phase-change materials for waste heat recovery from engine exhaust  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Thermoelectric devices, intended for placement in the exhaust of a hydrocarbon fuelled combustion device and particularly suited for use in the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine propelling a vehicle, are described. Exhaust gas passing through the device is in thermal communication with one side of a thermoelectric module while the other side of the thermoelectric module is in thermal communication with a lower temperature environment. The heat extracted from the exhaust gasses is converted to electrical energy by the thermoelectric module. The performance of the generator is enhanced by thermally coupling the hot and cold junctions of the thermoelectric modules to phase-change materials which transform at a temperature compatible with the preferred operating temperatures of the thermoelectric modules. In a second embodiment, a plurality of thermoelectric modules, each with a preferred operating temperature and each with a uniquely-matched phase-change material may be used to compensate for the progressive lowering of the exhaust gas temperature as it traverses the length of the exhaust pipe.

Meisner, Gregory P; Yang, Jihui

2014-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

402

Special Application Thermoelectric Micro Isotope Power Sources  

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Promising design concepts for milliwatt (mW) size micro isotope power sources (MIPS) are being sought for use in various space and terrestrial applications, including a multitude of future NASA scientific missions and a range of military applications. To date, the radioisotope power sources (RPS) used on various space and terrestrial programs have provided power levels ranging from one-half to several hundred watts. In recent years, the increased use of smaller spacecraft and planned new scientific space missions by NASA, special terrestrial and military applications suggest the need for lower power, including mW level, radioisotope power sources. These power sources have the potential to enable such applications as long-lived meteorological or seismological stations distributed across planetary surfaces, surface probes, deep space micro-spacecraft and sub-satellites, terrestrial sensors, transmitters, and micro-electromechanical systems. The power requirements are in the range of 1 mW to several hundred mW. The primary technical requirements for space applications are long life, high reliability, high specific power, and high power density, and those for some special military uses are very high power density, specific power, reliability, low radiological induced degradation, and very low radiation leakage. Thermoelectric conversion is of particular interest because of its technological maturity and proven reliability. This paper summarizes the thermoelectric, thermal, and radioisotope heat source designs and presents the corresponding performance for a number of mW size thermoelectric micro isotope power sources.

Heshmatpour, Ben; Lieberman, Al; Khayat, Mo; Leanna, Andrew; Dobry, Ted [Teledyne Energy Systems, Incorporated, 10707 Gilroy Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (United States)

2008-01-21T23:59:59.000Z

403

Electron transport modeling and energy filtering for efficient thermoelectric Mg2Si1?xSnx solid solutions  

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We present a comprehensive electron transport model to analyze thermoelectric properties of both n- and p-type bulk Mg2Si1?xSnx (0?x?1) solid solutions. A temperature-dependent multiparabolic bands model is used to describe the band structures of the alloys, and the transport properties are calculated using the linearized Boltzmann transport equations under the relaxation time approximation. A variety of experimental data from literature are fitted very well by this model and analyzed for further material optimization. Our analysis shows that the compositions of x = 0.6 to 0.7 exhibit the highest thermoelectric figure of merit zT among n-type Mg2Si1?xSnx in the midtemperature range 600 to 900 K due to both the high power factors achieved by the convergence of the two conduction bands and low electronic thermal conductivities. For the p-type materials, we find that the bipolar electronic thermal conductivity is a major factor limiting the figure of merit. Low Sn content (x?p-type materials due mainly to their lower bipolar thermal conductivities with larger band gaps. Finally, we propose that hot carrier energy filtering can be very useful for these alloys as it can simultaneously reduce the electronic thermal conductivity and enhance the power factor. A zT greater than 3 is possible for n-type Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6 (x = 0.6) at 700 K, if electrons with energies lower than 0.4 eV are effectively prevented from participating in transport.

Je-Hyeong Bahk; Zhixi Bian; Ali Shakouri

2014-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

404

Fluctuating local thermoelectric heat in dirty metals  

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Using a recently developed multilead theory of dephasing in mesoscopic conductors, the mean-squared magnitude of the local Peltier heat in a uniform disordered metal is calculated diagrammatically. A heuristic estimate based on conductance fluctuation theory is also developed, and gives the same results. The generation and absorption of local thermoelectric heats require both phase-coherent elastic scattering to produce local conductance fluctuations and phase-breaking inelastic scattering to transport heat to and from the reservoirs. This phenomenon can cause substantial spatial variations in the electron temperature of low-carrier-density, clean, quasi-two-dimensional metals.

DiVincenzo, D.P. (IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598 (United States))

1993-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

405

Heat transfer in a thermoelectric generator for diesel engines  

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This paper discusses the design and test results obtained for a 1kW thermoelectric generator used to convert the waste thermal energy in the exhaust of a Diesel engine directly to electric energy. The paper focuses on the heat transfer within the generator and shows what had to be done to overcome the heat transfer problems encountered in the initial generator testing to achieve the output goal of 1kW electrical. The 1kW generator uses Bismuth-Telluride thermoelectric modules for the energy conversion process. These modules are also being evaluated for other waste heat applications. Some of these applications are briefly addressed.

Bass, J.C. [Hi-Z Technology, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

406

Temperature, thermal-conductivity, and heat-flux data,Raft River...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

conductivity; United States; USGS Authors Urban, T.C.; Diment, W.H.; Nathenson, M.; Smith, E.P.; Ziagos, J.P.; Shaeffer and M.H. Published Open-File Report - U. S. Geological...

407

Lunar Base Thermoelectric Power Station Study  

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Under NASAs Project Prometheus the Nuclear Space Power Systems Program the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and Teledyne Energy Systems have teamed with a number of universities under the Segmented Thermoelectric Multicouple Converter (STMC) Task to develop the next generation of advanced thermoelectric converters for space reactor power systems. Work on the STMC converter assembly has progressed to the point where the lower temperature stage of the segmented multicouple converter assembly is ready for laboratory testing and promising candidates for the upper stage materials have been identified and their properties are being characterized. One aspect of the program involves mission application studies to help define the potential benefits from the use of these STMC technologies for designated NASA missions such as a lunar base power station where kilowatts of power would be required to maintain a permanent manned presence on the surface of the moon. A modular 50 kWe thermoelectric power station concept was developed to address a specific set of requirements developed for this particular mission concept. Previous lunar lander concepts had proposed the use of lunar regolith as in?situ radiation shielding material for a reactor power station with a one kilometer exclusion zone radius to minimize astronaut radiation dose rate levels. In the present concept we will examine the benefits and requirements for a hermetically?sealed reactor thermoelectric power station module suspended within a man?made lunar surface cavity. The concept appears to maximize the shielding capabilities of the lunar regolith while minimizing its handling requirements. Both thermal and nuclear radiation levels from operation of the station at its 100?m exclusion zone radius were evaluated and found to be acceptable. Site preparation activities are reviewed as well as transport issues for this concept. The goal of the study was to review the entire life cycle of the unit to assess its technical problems and technology needs in all areas to support the development deployment operation and disposal of the unit.

William Determan; Patrick Frye; Jack Mondt; Jean?Pierre Fleurial; Ken Johnson; Gerhard Stapfer; Michael Brooks; Ben Heshmatpour

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

Lunar Base Thermoelectric Power Station Study  

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Under NASA's Project Prometheus, the Nuclear Space Power Systems Program, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, and Teledyne Energy Systems have teamed with a number of universities, under the Segmented Thermoelectric Multicouple Converter (STMC) Task, to develop the next generation of advanced thermoelectric converters for space reactor power systems. Work on the STMC converter assembly has progressed to the point where the lower temperature stage of the segmented multicouple converter assembly is ready for laboratory testing, and promising candidates for the upper stage materials have been identified and their properties are being characterized. One aspect of the program involves mission application studies to help define the potential benefits from the use of these STMC technologies for designated NASA missions such as a lunar base power station where kilowatts of power would be required to maintain a permanent manned presence on the surface of the moon. A modular 50 kWe thermoelectric power station concept was developed to address a specific set of requirements developed for this particular mission concept. Previous lunar lander concepts had proposed the use of lunar regolith as in-situ radiation shielding material for a reactor power station with a one kilometer exclusion zone radius to minimize astronaut radiation dose rate levels. In the present concept, we will examine the benefits and requirements for a hermetically-sealed reactor thermoelectric power station module suspended within a man-made lunar surface cavity. The concept appears to maximize the shielding capabilities of the lunar regolith while minimizing its handling requirements. Both thermal and nuclear radiation levels from operation of the station, at its 100-m exclusion zone radius, were evaluated and found to be acceptable. Site preparation activities are reviewed as well as transport issues for this concept. The goal of the study was to review the entire life cycle of the unit to assess its technical problems and technology needs in all areas to support the development, deployment, operation and disposal of the unit.

Determan, William; Frye, Patrick [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States); Mondt, Jack; Fleurial, Jean-Pierre; Johnson, Ken; Stapfer, Gerhard [Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne Inc., P.O. Box 7922, Canoga Park, CA 91309 (United States); Brooks, Michael; Heshmatpour, Ben [Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc., 10707 Gilroy Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (United States)

2006-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

409

A new approach to low-conductivity, environmentally acceptable thermal insulation. Final report  

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The object of this work was to develop a low-conductivity, economical, environmentally benign insulation. Specific objectives were to develop the following: (1) a very low conductivity use as ``super insulation`` in refrigerators, and (2) a general-purpose insulation for buildings and other applications. The technical goals of this work were to minimize gas phase, solid phase, and radiative conductivity. The novel approach pursued to achieve low gas phase conductivity was to blow foam with a removable gas or vapor, encapsulate the foam panel in a pouch made with a barrier film, and introduce a very low conductivity gas as the insulating gas phase. For super insulation and general-purpose insulation, the gases of choice were xenon and krypton, respectively. To control cost, the gases were present at low pressure, and the insulating panel was encapsulated with an impermeable polymeric film. Solid-phase conductivity was minimized by using low-density, open-cell, polyurethane foam. For super insulation, radiative heat transfer was impeded by placing aluminized Mylar films between relatively transparent 70-mil foam slabs. For general-purpose insulation, it was projected to impede radiative heat transfer by achieving the same very small cell size with open-cell CO{sub 2}-blown foam as is now achieved with closed-cell CO{sub 2}-blown foam.

Buckley, B.; Day, J.; Ferrero-Heredia, M.; Shanklin, E.; Varadarajan, G.; Woodruff, L.

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

SYSTEM OPTIMIZTION OF HOT WATER CONCENTRATED SOLAR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION  

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In this report, we describe the design of a concentrated solar thermoelectric (TE) system which can provide both electricity and hot water. Todays thermoelectric materials have a relatively low efficiency (~6 % for temperature difference across the thermoelement on the order of 300 o C). However since thermoelectrics dont need their cold side to be near room temperature, (in another word, one can chose the particular thermoelectric material to match to the operational temperature) it is possible to use the waste heat to provide hot water and this makes the overall efficiency of the combined system to be quite high. A key factor in the optimization of the thermoelectric module is the thermal impedance matching with the incident solar radiation, and also with the hot water heat exchanger on the cold side of the thermoelectric module. We have developed an analytic model for the whole system and optimized each component in order to minimize the material cost. TE element fill factor is found to be an important parameter to optimize at low solar concentrations (generated per mass of the thermoelectric elements. Similarly the co-optimization of the microchannel heat exchanger and the TE module can be used to minimize the amount of material in the heat exchanger and the pumping power required for forced convection liquid cooling. Changing the amount of solar concentration, changes the input heat flux and this is another parameter that can be optimized in order to reduce the cost of heat exchanger (by size), the tracking requirement and the whole system. A series of design curves for different solar concentration are obtained. It is shown that the overall efficiency of the system can be more than 80 % at 200x concentration which is independent of the material ZT (TE figure-of-merit). For a material with ZThot~0.9, the electrical conversion efficiency is ~10%. For advanced materials with ZThot ~ 2.8, the electrical conversion efficiency could reach ~21%. 1.

Kazuaki Yazawa; Ali Shakouri

411

High Temperature Experimental Characterization of Microscale Thermoelectric Effects  

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G. P. , Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive Waste Heatinto thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery inThermoelectric Materials and Generator Technology for Automotive Waste Heat

Favaloro, Tela

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

High Temperature Experimental Characterization of Microscale Thermoelectric Effects  

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Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) FactFigure 1.1: Radioisotope thermoelectric generator used byhand side radioisotope thermoelectric generator reflectivity

Favaloro, Tela

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Progress in Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery from a Light Truck...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra Pickup Truck Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery From the Exhaust of a Light Truck Automotive Thermoelectric Generators and HVAC...

414

High Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material High Heat Flux Thermoelectric Module Using Standard Bulk Material Presents high heat flux thermoelectric module design...

415

ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) | Department of...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) It describes the tool ThermoElectric Power System Simulator (TEPSS) which enables...

416

Development of a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal HVAC System Development of a Thermoelectric Device for an Automotive Zonal HVAC System Presents development of a thermoelectric...

417

NSF/DOE Thermoelectric Partnership: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics NSFDOE Thermoelectric Partnership: Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Thermoelectrics 2011 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program, and Vehicle...

418

Nanoscale thermal transport. II. 20032012  

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A diverse spectrum of technology drivers such as improved thermal barriers, higher efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion, phase-change memory, heat-assisted magnetic recording, thermal management of nanoscale electronics, and nanoparticles for thermal medical therapies are motivating studies of the applied physics of thermal transport at the nanoscale. This review emphasizes developments in experiment, theory, and computation in the past ten years and summarizes the present status of the field. Interfaces become increasingly important on small length scales. Research during the past decade has extended studies of interfaces between simple metals and inorganic crystals to interfaces with molecular materials and liquids with systematic control of interface chemistry and physics. At separations on the order of ?1?nm, the science of radiative transport through nanoscale gaps overlaps with thermal conduction by the coupling of electronic and vibrational excitations across weakly bonded or rough interfaces between materials. Major advances in the physics of phonons include first principles calculation of the phonon lifetimes of simple crystals and application of the predicted scattering rates in parameter-free calculations of the thermal conductivity. Progress in the control of thermal transport at the nanoscale is critical to continued advances in the density of information that can be stored in phase change memory devices and new generations of magnetic storage that will use highly localized heat sources to reduce the coercivity of magnetic media. Ultralow thermal conductivitythermal conductivity below the conventionally predicted minimum thermal conductivityhas been observed in nanolaminates and disordered crystals with strong anisotropy. Advances in metrology by time-domain thermoreflectance have made measurements of the thermal conductivity of a thin layer with micron-scale spatial resolution relatively routine. Scanning thermal microscopy and thermal analysis using proximal probes has achieved spatial resolution of 10?nm, temperature precision of 50 mK, sensitivity to heat flows of 10 pW, and the capability for thermal analysis of sub-femtogram samples.

Cahill, David G., E-mail: d-cahill@illinois.edu; Braun, Paul V. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Chen, Gang [Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (United States); Clarke, David R. [School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Fan, Shanhui [Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Goodson, Kenneth E. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 (United States); Keblinski, Pawel [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York 12180 (United States); King, William P. [Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Mahan, Gerald D. [Department of Physics, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 (United States); Majumdar, Arun [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 (United States); Maris, Humphrey J. [Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912 (United States); Phillpot, Simon R. [Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainseville, Florida 32611 (United States); Pop, Eric [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (United States); Shi, Li [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Autin, Texas 78712 (United States)

2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

419

Improved thermoelectric performance in polycrystalline p -type Bi 2 Te 3 via an alkali metal salt hydrothermal nanocoating treatment approach  

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We report herein a proof-of-principle study of grain boundary engineering in the polycrystalline p -type Bi 2 Te 3 system. Utilizing the recently developed hydrothermal nanocoating treatment technique we fabricated an alkali-metal(s)-containing surface layer on the p -Bi 2 Te 3 bulk grain which in turn became part of the grain boundary upon hot pressing densification. Compared to the untreated bulk reference the dimensionless figure of merit Z T has been improved by ? 30 % in the Na-treated sample chiefly due to the reduced thermal conductivity and ? 38 % in the Rb-treated sample mainly owing to the improved power factor. The grain boundary phase provides a new avenue by which one can potentially decouple the otherwise inter-related electrical resistivity Seebeck coefficient and thermal conductivity within one thermoelectric material.

Xiaohua Ji; Jian He; Zhe Su; Nick Gothard; Terry M. Tritt

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Steady- and transient-state analyses of fully ceramic microencapsulated fuel loaded reactor core via two-temperature homogenized thermal-conductivity model  

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Abstract Fully ceramic microencapsulated (FCM) fuel, a type of accident-tolerant fuel (ATF), consists of TRISO particles randomly dispersed in a SiC matrix. In this study, for a thermal analysis of the FCM fuel with such a high heterogeneity, a two-temperature homogenized thermal-conductivity model was applied by the authors. This model provides separate temperatures for the fuel-kernels and the SiC matrix. It also provides more realistic temperature profiles than those of harmonic- and volumetric-average thermal conductivity models, which are used for thermal analysis of a fuel element in \\{VHTRs\\} having a composition similar to the FCM fuel, because such models are unable to provide the fuel-kernel and graphite matrix temperatures separately. In this study, coupled with a neutron diffusion model, a FCM fuel-loaded reactor core is analyzed via a two-temperature homogenized thermal-conductivity model at steady- and transient-states. The results are compared to those from harmonic- and volumetric-average thermal conductivity models, i.e., we compare keff eigenvalues, power distributions, and temperature profiles in the hottest single-channel at steady-state. At transient-state, we compare total powers, reactivity, and maximum temperatures in the hottest single-channel obtained by the different thermal analysis models. The different thermal analysis models and the availability of fuel-kernel temperatures in the two-temperature homogenized thermal-conductivity model for Doppler temperature feedback cause significant differences as revealed by comparisons.

Yoonhee Lee; Nam Zin Cho

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Waste Heat Recovery Opportunities for Thermoelectric Generators  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Thermoelectrics have unique advantages for integration into selected waste heat recovery applications.

422

Fabrication and testing of thermoelectric thin film devices  

SciTech Connect (OSTI)

Two thin-film thermoelectric devices are experimentally demonstrated. The relevant thermal loads on the cold junction of these devices are determined. The analytical form of the equation that describes the thermal loading of the device enables one to model the performance based on the independently measured electronic properties of the films forming the devices. This model elucidates which parameters determine device performance, and how they can be used to maximize performance.

Wagner, A.V.; Foreman, R.J.; Summers, L.J.; Barbee, T.W. Jr.; Farmer, J.C. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Chemistry and Materials Science Dept.

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

A second-order accurate Super TimeStepping formulation for anisotropic thermal conduction  

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......on all of them. conduction|MHD|methods: numerical| 1INTRODUCTION...The ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) operator, which is hyperbolic...verified that our radius versus time diagram for the evolution of an SNR matches...solid red line. We solve the MHD equations on a cylindrical mesh......

Chad D. Meyer; Dinshaw S. Balsara; Tariq D. Aslam

2012-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

424

Thermal conductance of the junction between single-walled carbon nanotubes  

E-Print Network [OSTI]

conductances of the carbon nanotube (CNT) junctions that would be found in a CNT aerogel are predicted using of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) (e.g., aligned films, mats, and aerogels) are candidates for use in electronic issue in all of these applications. Our focus here is related to single-walled CNT aerogels, which

McGaughey, Alan

425

Effects of Se substitution on the thermoelectric performance of n-type Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.7?x}Se{sub x} skutterudites  

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Highlights: ? The simple solid state reaction technique was employed to prepare Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.7?x}Se{sub x} skutterudites. ? The thermal conductivity decreases gradually with the increasing Se content. ? Doping with moderate Se is an effective way to enhance the thermoelectric performance of Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.7?x}Se{sub x}. ? The highest ZT of 1.11 at 800 K is obtained for the Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.58}Se{sub 0.12} sample. -- Abstract: A series of double-substituted Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.7?x}Se{sub x} skutterudites have been fabricated by combining the solid state reaction and the spark plasma sintering method, and the effects of Se substitution on the thermoelectric properties are characterized by measurements of the electrical conductivity, the Seebeck coefficient and the thermal conductivity in the temperature range of 300800 K. Doping Se into the Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.7?x}Se{sub x} matrix suppresses the carrier concentration, and the electrical conductivity actually decreases with the Se content. However, moderate Se doping is effective in enhancing the thermoelectric performance of the n-type Co{sub 4}Sb{sub 11.3}Te{sub 0.7?x}Se{sub x}, because of the resulted dramatically decreased thermal conductivity. Analyses indicate that the heightened point-defect scattering induced by Se doping together with the electronphonon scattering induced by Te doping is responsible for the reduction of lattice thermal conductivity of these compounds.

Duan, Bo [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122, Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122, Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China); Zhai, Pengcheng, E-mail: pczhai@126.com [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122, Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122, Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China); Liu, Lisheng; Zhang, Qingjie [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122, Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, No. 122, Luoshi Road, Wuhan 430070 (China)

2012-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

426

Investigation of the effects of LIFT printing with a KrF-excimer laser on thermally sensitive electrically conductive adhesives  

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Laser induced forward transfer is an emerging material deposition technology. We investigated the feasibility of this technique for printing thermally sensitive, electrically conductive adhesives with and without using an intermediate dynamic release layer. A 248nm KrF-excimer laser was used to print the epoxy-based conductive adhesives containing silver flakes down to 75?m dot size. The process is particularly relevant for realizing electrical connections to surface mount devices in the microelectronics industry. Characterization of the printed materials was analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, four-point electrical measurements, die-shear testing and temperature shock testing, to establish that the properties of the adhesive were not affected by direct or indirect laser irradiation. The lack of degradation by the laser onto the adhesives confirms the potential of this technique for interconnection applications.

S M Perinchery; E C P Smits; A Sridhar; P Albert; J van den Brand; R Mandamparambil; I Yakimets; H F M Schoo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Electron-Phonon Coupling and Thermal Conductance at a Metal-Semiconductor Interface: First-principles Analysis  

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The mechanism of heat transfer and the contribution of electron-phonon coupling to thermal conductance of a metal-semiconductor interface remains unclear in the present literature. We report ab initio simulations of a technologically important titanium silicide (metal) - silicon (semiconductor) interface to estimate the Schottky barrier height (SBH), and the strength of electron-phonon and phonon-phonon heat transfer across the interface. The electron and phonon dispersion relations of TiSi$_2$ with C49 structure and the TiSi$_2$-Si interface are obtained using first-principles calculations within the density functional theory (DFT) framework. These are used to estimate electron-phonon linewidths and the associated Eliashberg function that quantifies coupling. We show that the coupling strength of electrons with interfacial phonon modes is of the same order of magnitude as coupling of electrons to phonon modes in the bulk metal, and its contribution to electron-phonon interfacial conductance is comparable to ...

Sadasivam, Sridhar; Fisher, Timothy S

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Thermal Hall conductivity of marginal Fermi liquids subject to out-of-plane impurities in high-Tc cuprates  

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The effect of out-of-plane impurities on the thermal Hall conductivity ?xy of in-plane marginal-Fermi-liquid (MFL) quasiparticles in high-Tc cuprates is examined by following the work on electrical Hall conductivity ?xy by Varma and Abraham [Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4652 (2001)]. It is shown that the effective Lorentz force exerted by these impurities is a weak function of energies of the MFL quasiparticles, resulting in nearly the same temperature dependence of ?xy/T and ?xy, indicative of obedience of the Wiedemann-Franz law. The inconsistency of the theoretical result with the experimental one is speculated to be the consequence of the different amounts of out-of-plane impurities in the two YBaCuO samples used for the ?xy and ?xy measurements.

Mei-Rong Li

2002-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

429

Thermoelectric Power of Germanium. Effect of 2000-atm Pressure  

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The effect of 2000-atm hydrostatic pressure on the thermoelectric power of n-and p-type germanium has been measured between 120 and 280K. After spurious effects of heat conduction in the pressure medium were eliminated, the results could be explained in terms of pressure changes in the phonon-drag contribution.

P. J. Freud and G. M. Rothberg

1967-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

430

Investigation of the thermal conductivity of unconsolidated sand packs containing oil, water, and gas  

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INVESTIGATION OF THE THERNAL CONDUCTIVITY OF UNCONSOLIDATED SAND PACKS CONTAINING OIL, WATER, AND GAS A Thesis David E. Gore Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Nechanical College oi' Texas in Partial fulfillment.... EXPERIMENTAL EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURE All tests were performed on unconsolidated sand packs containing either one, two, or three saturating fluids, Phys- ical properties of the sand and saturating fluids are shown in Tables I and II in the Appendix...

Gore, David Eugene

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

431

Thermoelectric Properties of P-type Skutterudites YbxFe3.5Ni0.5Sb12 (0.8 x 1)  

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P-type skutterudites, with nominal compositions YbxFe3.5Ni0.5Sb12 (0.8 x 1), have been synthesized by induction melting with subsequent annealing, and their thermoelectric properties evaluated from 3.5 K to 745 K to assess their suitability for thermoelectric based waste heat recovery applications. We report results for the synthesis and measurements of Seebeck coefficient (S), electrical resistivity ( ), thermal conductivity ( ), Hall coefficient (RH), and effective mass (m*/m0) of YbxFe3.5Ni0.5Sb12 (0.8 x 1). Powder x-ray diffraction and electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) show that this system has a narrow filling fraction range of x ~ 0.84 to 0.86 for Yb in the crystallographic voids. All samples show positive RH for the entire temperature range studied with carrier concentrations ranging from 9.6 1020 to 2.8 1021 cm-3 at room temperature. Relatively high values of S result in high power factors up to 17 Wcm-1K-2 at room temperature. However, large values of and a sharp reduction in the S at high temperature due to bipolar conduction prevent the attainment of high thermoelectric figure of merit.

Cho, Jung Y [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Ye, Zuxin [GM Research and Development Center; Tessema, M. [GM Research and Development Center; Waldo, R.A. [GM Research and Development Center; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Yang, Jihui [General Motors Corporation; Cai, Wei [ORNL; Wang, Hsin [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Thermal Issues in Emerging Technologies, ThETA 2, Cairo, Egypt, Dec 17-20th ThETA2/052 1/9  

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. The basic thermoelectric energy conversion is determined by the material's figure-of-merit ZT. ZT is defined conductivity of the thermoelectric material respectively. SiGe is a well known bulk thermoelectric material as well as 3D coolers. We study the impact of various parameters such as thermoelectric leg thickness

433

Fibrous heat-insulation materials use of the hot wire method to determine thermal conductivity of fibrous heat-insulation materials  

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It is desirable to determine the thermal conductivity of materials in the form of plates 3040 mm thick or of a layer of wool of the same thickness by the hot wire method throughout their service temperature r...

Ya. A. Landa; E. Ya. Litovskii; B. S. Glazachev

434

Manufacture of thermoelectric generator structures by fiber drawing  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

Methods of manufacturing a thermoelectric generator via fiber drawing and corresponding or associated thermoelectric generator devices are provided.

McIntyre, Timothy J; Simpson, John T; West, David L

2014-11-18T23:59:59.000Z

435

Proceedings of the sixth international conference on thermoelectric energy conversion  

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This book presents the papers given at a conference on thermoelectric energy conversion. Topics considered at the conference included thermoelectric materials, the computer calculation of thermoelectric properties, the performance of crss-flow thermoelectric liquid coolers, thermoelectric cooler performance corrections for soft heat sinks, heat exchange in a thermoelectric cooling system, the optimal efficiency of a solar pond and thermoelectric generator system, and thermoelectric generation utilizing industrial waste heat as an energy source.

Rao, K.R.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

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More Documents & Publications Skutterudite Thermoelectric Generator For Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable...

437

Potential of Thermoelectrics forOccupant Comfort and Fuel Efficiency...  

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Documents & Publications Vehicle Fuel Economy Improvement through Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery Caterpillar Diesel Racing: Yesterday & Today Thermoelectric Conversion of...

438

NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Purdue ? GM Partnership...  

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Partnership: Automotive Thermoelectric Modules with Scalable Thermo- and Electro-Mechanical Interfaces NSFDOE Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste...

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NSF/DOE Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive...  

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Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery NSFDOE Thermoelectics Partnership: Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery 2011 DOE...

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Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...  

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Documents & Publications Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery Development of Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery...

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441

Research on Short-term Load Forecasting of the Thermoelectric Boiler Based on a Dynamic RBF Neural Network  

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As thermal inertia is the key factor for the lag of thermoelectric utility regulation, it becomes very important to forecast its short-term load according to running parameters. In this paper, dynamic radial basis function (RBF) neural network...

Dai, W.; Zou, P.; Yan, C.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle  

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A thermoelectric generator is described for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gases produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gases pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure. 8 figs.

Bass, J.C.

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

443

Thermoelectric generator for motor vehicle  

DOE Patents [OSTI]

A thermoelectric generator for producing electric power for a motor vehicle from the heat of the exhaust gasses produced by the engine of the motor vehicle. The exhaust gasses pass through a finned heat transfer support structure which has seat positions on its outside surface for the positioning of thermoelectric modules. A good contact cylinder provides a framework from which a spring force can be applied to the thermoelectric modules to hold them in good contact on their seats on the surface of the heat transfer support structure.

Bass, John C. (6121 La Pintra Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037)

1997-04-29T23:59:59.000Z

444

Thermal Management of Solar Cells  

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a better thermal conductance and when ceramic particles areor ceramic fillers that enhances thermal conductivity. Solid

Saadah, Mohammed Ahmed

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Thermal and Electrical Analysis of MARS Rover RTG, and Performance Comparison of Alternative Design Options.  

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The paper describes the thermal, thermoelectric and electrical analysis of Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTGs) for powering the MARS Rover vehicle, which is a critical element of the unmanned Mars Rover and Sample Return mission (MRSR). The work described was part of an RTG design study conducted by Fairchild Space Company for the U.S. Department of Energy, in support of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's MRSR Project.; A companion paper presented at this conference described a reference mission scenario, al illustrative Rover design and activity pattern on Mars, its power system requirements and environmental constraints, a design approach enabling RTG operation in the Martian atmosphere, and the design and the structural and mass analysis of a conservative baseline RTG employing safety-qualified heat source modules and reliability-proven thermoelectric converter elements.; The present paper presents a detailed description of the baseline RTG's thermal, thermoelectric, and electrical analysis. It examines the effect of different operating conditions (beginning versus end of mission, water-cooled versus radiation-cooled, summer day versus winter night) on the RTG's performance. Finally, the paper describes and analyzes a number of alternative RTG designs, to determine the effect of different power levels (250W versus 125W), different thermoelectric element designs (standard versus short unicouples versus multicouples) and different thermoelectric figures of merit (0.00058K(superscript -1) to 0.000140K (superscript -1) on the RTG's specific power.; The results presented show the RTG performance achievable with current technology, and the performance improvements that would be achievable with various technology developments. It provides a basis for selecting the optimum strategy for meeting the Mars Rover design goals with minimal programmatic risk and cost.; There is a duplicate copy and also a duplicate copy in the ESD files.

Schock, Alfred; Or, Chuen T; Skrabek, Emanuel A

1989-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

446

Certification testing of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping container  

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The Heat Source/Radioisotopic Thermoelectric Generator shipping counter is a Type B packaging currently under development by Los Alamos National Laboratory. Type B packaging for transporting radioactive material is required to maintain containment and shielding after being exposed to normal and hypothetical accident environments defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 71. A combination of testing and analysis is used to verify the adequacy of this packaging design. This report documents the testing portion of the design verification. Six tests were conducted on a prototype package: a water spray test, a 4-foot normal conditions drop test, a 30-foot drop test, a 40-inch puncture test, a 30-minute thermal test, and an 8-hour immersion test.

Bronowski, D.R.; Madsen, M.M.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Synthesis and thermoelectric properties of Cu excess Cu2ZnSnSe4  

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Quaternary stannites with an excess of copper were successfully synthesized by reacting the constituent elements and subsequent solid state annealing, followed by densification by hot-pressing. The composition for each specimen was confirmed with a combination of Rietveld refinement and elemental analysis. Their high temperature thermoelectric properties were measured from 300 K to 800 K and compared with that of Cu2ZnSnSe4. The thermal conductivity decreases significantly with increasing Cu content at elevated temperatures due to the crystal structure of this material system. A maximum ZT value of 0.86 was obtained at 800 K for the specimen with the highest Cu content, Cu2.2Zn0.8SnSe4.

Dong, Yongkwan [University of South Florida, Tampa (USF); Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Nolas, G [University of South Florida, Tampa

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

Spin-on-doping for output power improvement of silicon nanowire array based thermoelectric power generators  

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The output power of a silicon nanowire array (NWA)-bulk thermoelectric power generator (TEG) with Cu contacts is improved by spin-on-doping (SOD). The Si NWAs used in this work are fabricated via metal assisted chemical etching (MACE) of 0.010.02 ? cm resistivity n- and p-type bulk, converting ?4% of the bulk thickness into NWs. The MACE process is adapted to ensure crystalline NWs. Current-voltage and Seebeck voltage-temperature measurements show that while SOD mainly influences the contact resistance in bulk, it influences both contact resistance and power factor in NWA-bulk based TEGs. According to our experiments, using Si NWAs in combination with SOD increases the output power by an order of 3 under the same heating power due to an increased power factor, decreased thermal conductivity of the NWA and reduced Si-Cu contact resistance.

Xu, B., E-mail: bin.xu09@imperial.ac.uk; Fobelets, K. [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, SW7 2BT London (United Kingdom)

2014-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

449

Thermoelectric Materials for Automotive Applications  

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Discusses the background information on what makes a good thermoelectric material, then the findings of three recent ORNL field report studies focused at PbSe, Bi2Se3, CrSi2, respectively

450

International Round-Robin Testing of Bulk Thermoelectrics  

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Two international round-robin studies were conducted on transport properties measurements of bulk thermoelectric materials. The study discovered current measurement problems. In order to get ZT of a material four separate transport measurements must be taken. The round-robin study showed that among the four properties Seebeck coefficient is the one can be measured consistently. Electrical resistivity has +4-9% scatter. Thermal diffusivity has similar +5-10% scatter. The reliability of the above three properties can be improved by standardizing test procedures and enforcing system calibrations. The worst problem was found in specific heat measurements using DSC. The probability of making measurement error is great due to the fact three separate runs must be taken to determine Cp and the baseline shift is always an issue for commercial DSC. It is suggest the Dulong Petit limit be always used as a guide line for Cp. Procedures have been developed to eliminate operator and system errors. The IEA-AMT annex is developing standard procedures for transport properties testing.

Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Porter, Wallace D [ORNL; Bottner, Harold [Fraunhofer-Institute, Freiburg, Germany; Konig, Jan [Fraunhofer-Institute, Freiburg, Germany; Chen, Lidong [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Bai, Shengqiang [Chinese Academy of Sciences; Tritt, Terry M. [Clemson University; Mayolett, Alex [Corning, Inc; Smith, Charlene [Corning, Inc; Harris, Fred [ZT-Plus; Sharp, Jeff [Marlow Industries, Inc; Lo, Jason [CANMET - Materials Technology Laboratory, Natural Resources of Canada; Keinke, Holger [University of Waterloo, Canada; Kiss, Laszlo I. [University of Quebec at Chicoutimi

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

451

Prescription to Improve Thermoelectric Efficiency  

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PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE... May 2010 Major Subject: Materials Science and Engineering PRESCRIPTION TO IMPROVE THERMOELECTRIC EFFICIENCY A Thesis by SHIV AKARSH MEKA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

Meka, Shiv Akarsh

2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

452

Exploration of coal-based pitch precursors for ultra-high thermal conductivity graphite fibers. Final report  

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Goal was to explore the utility of coal-based pitch precursors for use in ultra high thermal conductivity carbon (graphite) fibers. From graphite electrode experience, it was established that coal-based pitches tend to form more highly crystalline graphite at lower temperatures. Since the funding was limited to year 1 effort of the 3 year program, the goal was only partially achieved. The coal-base pitches can form large domain mesophase in spite of high N and O contents. The mesophase reactivity test performed on one of the variants of coal-based pitch (DO84) showed that it was not a good candidate for carbon fiber processing. Optimization of WVU`s isotropic pitch process is required to tailor the pitch for carbon fiber processing. The hetero atoms in the coal pitch need to be reduced to improve mesophase formation.

Deshpande, G.V. [Amoco Performance Products, Inc., Alpharetta, GA (United States)

1996-12-27T23:59:59.000Z

453

Benefits of Thermoelectric Technology for the Automobile  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Discusses improved fuel efficiency and other benefits of automotive application of thermoelectric (power generation and heating/cooling) and the need for production quantities of high-efficiency thermoelectric modules

454

The Industrialization of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technology  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Presents module and system requirements for high volume power generation with thermoelectrics such desirable thermoelectric properties, low material toxicity, interface compatibility, cost scalability, raw material availability and module reliability

455

Thermoelectric energy conversion using nanostructured materials  

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High performance thermoelectric materials in a wide range of temperatures are essential to broaden the application spectrum of thermoelectric devices. This paper presents experiments on the power and efficiency characteristics ...

Chen, Gang

456

The thermoelectric properties of Ge/SiGe modulation doped superlattices A. Samarelli, L. Ferre Llin, S. Cecchi, J. Frigerio, T. Etzelstorfer et al.  

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. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4811228] I. INTRODUCTION Thermoelectric generators use the Seebeck effect to con- vert thermal energy into electrical energy. Since waste heat is abundant, there is renewed,3 The major use of thermoelectric materials is as heat pumps for cooling applications where the Peltier effect

Hague, Jim

457

Insulators and Materials for Closed-Spaced Thermoelectric Modules  

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The primary goal of this Phase I program has been accomplished: to demonstrate a ceramic, injection-molded eggcrate which will form the support structure for a close-spaced thermoelectric module which can operate at significantly higher temperatures than presently possible with such modules. It has been shown that yttria-stabilized zirconia is compatible at high temperatures with typical thermoelectric materials (TAGS, SnTE and PbTe) and that it can serve as a barrier between them to preclude cross-contamination and doping of the constituents of one leg type by those from the other. Using a 2 x 2 ceramic eggcrate, thermally sprayed molybdenum electrodes have been deposited on a test module which effectively seal each pocket, further reducing the possibility of migration of elements. Based on these results the next tasks are to refine the design of the injection tool and the injection parameters to produce consistent results and to allow increase in the size of the module to that on which commercial, high-temperature thermoelectric modules can be based. In addition, development of the fabrication techniques for segmented thermoelectric legs for use with these ceramic eggcrates at high temperatures must be continued.

Donald P. Snowden

2003-07-20T23:59:59.000Z

458

Thermoelectric effects in organic conductors in a strong magnetic field  

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The linear response of the electron system of a layered conductor to the temperature gradient in this system in a strong magnetic field is investigated theoretically. Thermoelectric emf is studied as a function of the magnitude and orientation of a strong external magnetic field; the experimental investigation of this function, combined with the study of the electric and thermal resistance, allows one to completely determine the structure of the energy spectrum of charge carriers.

Kirichenko, O. V.; Peschanskii, V. G. [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Ukraine)], E-mail: vpeschansky@ilt.kharkov.ua; Hasan, R. A. [Bir-Zeit University (Autonomy of Palestine) (Country Unknown)

2007-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

459

Experimental investigations and theoretical determination of thermal conductivity and viscosity of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/water nanofluid  

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Experimental investigations and theoretical determination of effective thermal conductivity and viscosity of Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/H{sub 2}O nanofluid are reported in this paper. The nanofluid was prepared by synthesizing Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} nanoparticles using microwave assisted chemical precipitation method, and then dispersing them in distilled water using a sonicator. Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}/water nanofluid with a nominal diameter of 43 nm at different volume concentrations (0.33-5%) at room temperature were used for the investigation. The thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids are measured and it is found that the viscosity increase is substantially higher than the increase in thermal conductivity. Both the thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids increase with the nanoparticle volume concentration. Theoretical models are developed to predict thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids without resorting to the well established Maxwell and Einstein models, respectively. The proposed models show reasonably good agreement with our experimental results. (author)

Chandrasekar, M.; Suresh, S. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620 015 (India); Chandra Bose, A. [Nanomaterials Laboratory, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620 015 (India)

2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

460

Influence of longitudinal isotope substitution on the thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes: Results of nonequilibrium molecular dynamics and local density functional calculations  

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We report reverse nonequilibrium molecular dynamics calculations of the thermal conductivity of isotope substituted (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) at 300 K. {sup 12}C and {sup 14}C isotopes both at 50% content were arranged either randomly, in bands running parallel to the main axis of the CNTs or in bands perpendicular to this axis. It is found that the systems with randomly distributed isotopes yield significantly reduced thermal conductivity. In contrast, the systems where the isotopes are organized in patterns parallel to the CNTs axis feature no reduction in thermal conductivity when compared with the pure {sup 14}C system. Moreover, a reduction of approximately 30% is observed in the system with the bands of isotopes running perpendicular to the CNT axis. The computation of phonon dispersion curves in the local density approximation and classical densities of vibrational states reveal that the phonon structure of carbon nanotubes is conserved in the isotope substituted systems with the ordered patterns, yielding high thermal conductivities in spite of the mass heterogeneity. In order to complement our conclusions on the {sup 12}C-{sup 14}C mixtures, we computed the thermal conductivity of systems where the {sup 14}C isotope was turned into pseudo-atoms of 20 and 40 atomic mass units.

Leroy, Frdric, E-mail: f.leroy@theo.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de; Bhm, Michael C., E-mail: boehm@theo.chemie.tu-darmstadt.de [Eduard-Zintl-Institut fr Anorganische und Physikalische Chemie, Technische Universitt Darmstadt, D-64287 Darmstadt (Germany); Schulte, Joachim [Bruker Biospin GmbH, Silberstreifen, D-76287 Rheinstetten (Germany)] [Bruker Biospin GmbH, Silberstreifen, D-76287 Rheinstetten (Germany); Balasubramanian, Ganesh [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)] [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)

2014-04-14T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Reliability of Transport Properties for Bulk Thermoelectrics  

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Presents international round-robin study to ensure quality of transport data and figure of merit of thermoelectric materials

462

Thermoelectric Bulk Materials from the Explosive Consolidation...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

explosively consolidating nanopowders to yield fully dense, consolidated, nanostructured thermoelectric material nemir.pdf More Documents & Publications Enhancing the...

463

Proactive Strategies for Designing Thermoelectric Materials for...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

thermoelectric materials design, synthesis, fabrication, and characterization for power generation using vehicle exhaust waste heat. subramanian.pdf More Documents &...

464

Thermoelectrics Interests and Research: ARL and TARDEC  

Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

Discusses US Army Applications of Thermoelectrics, including accurate measurements of TE coefficients, device parasitic and field emissions and ARL role.

465

High-Temperature Thermoelectric Materials Characterization for...  

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Technologies Program's subprograms in Lightweight Materials, Propulsion Materials, Energy Storage, and Thermoelectric Conversion at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. * This...

466

AbstractAbstract Improving efficiency of thermoelectric  

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-classical transport models used to predict ZT can effectively predict thermoelectric performance of bulk materials Material PerformanceThermoelectric Material Performance 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000AbstractAbstract · Improving efficiency of thermoelectric energy conversion devices is a major

Walker, D. Greg

467

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Low-dimensional thermoelectric materials  

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CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Low-dimensional thermoelectric materials M. S. Dresselhaus Department of low dimensional thermoelectric materials for enhanced performance is reviewed, with particular-dimensional thermoelectric material is discussed. © 1999 American Institute of Physics. S1063-7834 99 00105-7 Professor Abram

Cronin, Steve

468

Nanoscale Thermal Transport andMicrorefrigeratorsonaChip  

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are promising candidates as thermal vias and thermal interface materials due to their inherently high thermal; superlattices; thermal boundary resistance; thermionics; thermotunneling; thermoelectrics I. INTRODUCTIONINVITED P A P E R Nanoscale Thermal Transport andMicrorefrigeratorsonaChip Devices for cooling high

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Cermet fuel thermal conductivity  

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accommodation coeff. for the gas and surface (unitless) Cp / C?(approximately 5/3 for monoatomic gases) Mean free path of fill gas atoms at I atm. and 'K (atms. -m) Average gas temperature ('K) Prandtl number Gas pressure (atmospheres) INTERFACIAL PRESSURE...

Alvis, John Mark

2012-06-07T23:59:59.000Z

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The Effect of Structural Vacancies on the Thermoelectric Properties of (Cu2Te)1-x(Ga2Te3)x  

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We have studied the effects of structural vacancies on the thermoelectric properties of the ternary compounds (Cu2Te)1-x(Ga2Te3)x (x = 0.5, 0.55, 0.571, 0.6, 0.625, 0.667 and 0.75), which are solid solutions found in the pseudo-binary phase diagram for Cu2Te and Ga2Te3. This system possesses tunable structural vacancy concentrations. The x= 0.5 phase, CuGaTe2, is nominally devoid of structural vacancies, while the rest of the compounds contain varying amounts of these features, and the volume density of vacancies increases with Ga2Te3 content. The sample with x = 0.5, 0.55, 0.571, 0.6, 0.625 crystallize in the chalcopyrite structure while the x = 0.667 and 0.75 adopt the Ga2Te3 defect zinc blende structure. Strong scattering of heat carrying phonons by structural defects, leads to the reduction of thermal conductivity, which is beneficial to the thermoelectric performance of materials. On the other hand, these defects also scatter charge carriers and reduce the electrical conductivity. All the samples investigated are p-type semiconductors as inferred by the signs of their respective Hall (RH) and Seebeck (S) coefficients. The structural vacancies were found to scatter phonons strongly, while a combination of increased carrier concentration, and vacancies decreases the Hall mobility ( H), degrading the overall thermoelectric performance. The room temperature H drops from 90 cm2/V s for CuGaTe2 to 13 cm2/V s in Cu9Ga11Te21 and 4.6 cm2/V s in CuGa3Te5. The low temperature thermal conductivity decreases significantly with higher Ga2Te3 concentrations (higher vacancy concentration) due to increased point defect scattering which dominate thermal resistance terms. At high temperatures, the dependence of thermal conductivity on the Ga2Te3 content is less significant. The presence of strong Umklapp scattering leads to low thermal conductivity at high temperatures for all samples investigated. The highest ZT among the samples in this study was found for the defect-free CuGaTe2 with ZT ~ 1.0 at 840K.

Ye, Zuxin [GM Research and Development Center; Cho, Jung Y [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Tessema, Misle [GM Research and Development Center; Salvador, James R. [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Waldo, Richard [GM R& D and Planning, Warren, Michigan; Wang, Hsin [ORNL; Cai, Wei [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Study of Heat Sink Performance in Air and Soil for Use in a Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Device  

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conductance of a passive heat sink buried in soil. Introduction Solid state thermoelectric generators offer a battery cell at low power. Sensors and communication devices would use the charged battery to operate

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The influence of Zn vacancy on thermal conductivity of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3}: A molecular dynamics study  

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The influence of Zn vacancy on lattice thermal conductivity of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} is studied by non-equilibrium molecular dynamics approach. The lattice thermal conductivity of single-crystal bulk {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} decreases rapidly when there is Zn vacancy, and then when the vacancy grows, the lattice thermal conductivity decreases further but rather slowly, which suggests a scaling law of k{sub v}{approx}n{sub v}{sup -{alpha}} of Zn atom vacancy (n{sub v}) to lattice thermal conductivity (k{sub vac}). This phenomenon is attributed to the fact that the existence of vacancy scattering can significantly decrease the mean free path. When the Zn atom vacant proportion reaches 10%, that is the vacancy model of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3}, the lattice thermal conductivity is 1.32 W/mk along the x-axis and 1.62 W/mk along the z-axis, respectively, which drops by {approx}90% that of its full occupancy model. Therefore, our calculations show that the 10% Zn atom vacancy in {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} is the main reason for its exceptionally low thermal conductivity, and the interstitial Zn atoms have little effect on the thermal conductivity of single-crystal {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3}. - Graphical abstract: The bulk thermal conductivity (k{sub pure}) is 11.88 W/mk along the x-axis and 20.00 W/mk the z-axis. When it is 10% vacancy, namely the vacancy model of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3}, the thermal conductivity of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} is 1.32 W/mk along the x-axis and 1.62 W/mk along the z-axis, respectively, which reduces by {approx}90% that of its full occupancy model. Our calculations show that the 10% Zn atom vacancy in the crystal structure of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} is the main reason for its exceptionally low thermal conductivity, and the interstitial Zn atoms have little effect on the thermal conductivity of single-crystal {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3}. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The lattice stability of {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} decreases remarkably with the growing vacancy. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer 10% Zn vacancy leads to its low thermal conductivity and structural instability. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Interstitial Zn atoms in {beta}-Zn{sub 4}Sb{sub 3} mainly stabilize the crystal structure.

Zhai, Pengcheng [Department of Engineering Structure and Mechanics, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China) [Department of Engineering Structure and Mechanics, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Li, Guodong; Wen, Pengfei [Department of Engineering Structure and Mechanics, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [Department of Engineering Structure and Mechanics, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Li, Yao, E-mail: liyao06@126.com [Department of Engineering Structure and Mechanics, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [Department of Engineering Structure and Mechanics, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China); Zhang, Qingjie; Liu, Lisheng [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)] [State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070 (China)

2012-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Synthesis and Characterization of 14-1-11 Ytterbium Manganese Antimonide Derivatives for Thermoelectric Applications  

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have made radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs),Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG) used

Star, Kurt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Nonlinear Electron Heat Conduction Equation and Self similar method for 1-D Thermal Waves in Laser Heating of Solid Density DT Fuel  

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Electron heat conduction is one of the ways that energy transports in laser heating of fusible target material. The aim of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) is to show that the thermal conductivity is strongly dependent on temperature and the equation of electron heat conduction is a nonlinear equation. In this article, we solve the one-dimensional (1-D) nonlinear electron heat conduction equation with a self-similar method (SSM). This solution has been used to investigate the propagation of 1-D thermal wave from a deuterium-tritium (DT) plane source which occurs when a giant laser pulse impinges onto a DT solid target. It corresponds to the physical problem of rapid heating of a boundary layer of material in which the energy of laser pulse is released in a finite initial thickness.

A. Mohammadian Pourtalari; M. A. Jafarizadeh; M. Ghoranneviss

2011-05-22T23:59:59.000Z

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The preliminary design of thermoelectric generation system using the fluid heat sources  

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This paper describes the preliminary design of a thermoelectric generation system using the fluid heat sources available as the waste heat of the phosphoric acid fuel cells. The thermoelectric generator consists of many thermoelectric generation units. For estimating the output performance of the thermoelectric generator, an equilibrium thermal circuit was derived from an analytic model of a thermoelectric generation unit. Based on the equivalent thermal circuit, the output performance at thermal equilibrium was calculated by iteration. In this paper, the output performance was estimated considering the cold side pumping power. The calculation was done by assuming a heat source temperature of about 450K on the hot side, about 310 K on the cold side, and 2,000kWth as heat exchange capacity. The electric power of the generator with a size of 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.4 (h) m{sup 3} was found to be about 70 kW and its power density, about 1.5 kW/m{sup 2} excepting the pumping power on the cold water side.

Hori, Y.; Ito, T. [Central Research Inst. of Electric Power Industry, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Japan)

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of partial anion substitution on the thermoelectric properties of silver(I) chalcogenide halides in the system Ag{sub 5}Q{sub 2}X with Q=Te, Se and S and X=Br and Cl  

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A selection of mixed conducting silver chalcogenide halides of the general formula Ag{sub 5}Q{sub 2}X with Q=sulfur, selenium and tellurium and X=chlorine and bromine has been investigated due to their thermoelectric properties. Recently, the ternary counterpart Ag{sub 5}Te{sub 2}Cl showed a defined d{sup 10}-d{sup 10} interaction in the disordered cation substructure at elevated temperatures where Ag{sub 5}Te{sub 2}Cl is present in its high temperature {alpha}-phase. A significant drop of the thermal diffusivity has been observed during the {beta}-{alpha} phase transition reducing the values from 0.12 close to 0.08 mm{sup 2} s{sup -1}. At the same transition the thermopower reacts on the increasing silver mobility and jumps towards less negative values. Thermal conductivities, thermopower and thermal diffusivity of selected compounds with various grades of anion substitution in Ag{sub 5}Q{sub 2}X were determined around the silver-order/disorder {beta}-{alpha} phase transition. A formation of attractive interactions could be observed for selenium substituted phases while no effect was detected for bromide and sulfide samples. Depending on the grade and type of substitution the thermopower changes significantly at and after the {beta}-{alpha} phase transition. Thermal conductivities are low reaching values around 0.2-0.3 W m{sup -1} K{sup -1} at 299 K. Partial anion exchange can substantially tune the thermoelectric properties in Ag{sub 5}Q{sub 2}X phases. -- Graphical abstract: A structure section of the {alpha}-Ag{sub 5}Te{sub 2}Cl structure type and the thermopower evolution of Ag{sub 5}Te{sub 2}Cl{sub 0.4}Br{sub 0.6} undergoing a silver ion order/disorder phase transition. Display Omitted Research highlights: > We report on thermoelectric properties of silver(I) chalcogenide halides. > We examine thermopower, thermal diffusivity and thermal behavior. > Silver mobility, phase transitions and order/disorder phenomena are discussed. > Partial anion exchange can tune thermoelectric properties significantly.

Eckstein, Nadine [TU Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, Garching (Germany); Nilges, Tom, E-mail: tom.nilges@lrz.tum.d [TU Muenchen, Lichtenbergstrasse 4, Garching (Germany); Decourt, Rodolphe; Bobet, Jean-Louis; Chevalier, Bernard [CNRS, Universite de Bordeaux, ICMCB, Avenue du Docteur Schweitzer 87, 33608 PESSAC cedex (France)

2011-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectric refrigerator having improved temperature stabilization means  

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A control system for thermoelectric refrigerators is disclosed. The thermoelectric refrigerator includes at least one thermoelectric element that undergoes a first order change at a predetermined critical temperature. The element functions as a thermoelectric refrigerator element above the critical temperature, but discontinuously ceases to function as a thermoelectric refrigerator element below the critical temperature. One example of such an arrangement includes thermoelectric refrigerator elements which are superconductors. The transition temperature of one of the superconductor elements is selected as the temperature control point of the refrigerator. When the refrigerator attempts to cool below the point, the metals become superconductors losing their ability to perform as a thermoelectric refrigerator. An extremely accurate, first-order control is realized.

Falco, Charles M. (Woodridge, IL)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MEMS test structure for measuring thermal conductivity of thin films L. La Spina, N. Nenadovi*, A. W. van Herwaarden**,  

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from handbook values for the corresponding bulk materials. This is because the thermal transport the one is patterned with the film-to- analyze (FTA). In this case, the thermal resistance can be regarded as a parallel between the thermal resistances of the supporting membrane and of the FTA. Thus, the measured

Technische Universiteit Delft

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A comparison of thermoelectric phenomena in diverse alloy systems  

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The study of thermoelectric phenomena in solids provides a wealth of opportunity for exploration of the complex interrelationships between structure, processing, and properties of materials. As thermoelectricity implies some type of coupled thermal and electrical behavior, it is expected that a basic understanding of transport behavior in materials is the goal of such a study. However, transport properties such as electrical resistivity and thermal diffusivity cannot be fully understood and interpreted without first developing an understanding of the material's preparation and its underlying structure. It is the objective of this dissertation to critically examine a number of diverse systems in order to develop a broad perspective on how structure-processing-property relationships differ from system to system, and to discover the common parameters upon which any good thermoelectric material is based. The alloy systems examined in this work include silicon-germanium, zinc oxide, complex intermetallic compounds such as the half-Heusler MNiSn, where M = Ti, Zr, or Hf, and rare earth chalcogenides.

Cook, Bruce

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Enhancement of thermopower of TAGS-85 high-performance thermoelectric materials by doping with the rare earth Dy  

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Enhancement of thermopower is achieved by doping the narrow-band semiconductor Ag{sub 6.52}Sb{sub 6.52}Ge{sub 36.96}Te{sub 50} (acronym TAGS-85), one of the best p-type thermoelectric materials, with 1 or 2% of the rare earth dysprosium (Dy). Evidence for the incorporation of Dy into the lattice is provided by X-ray diffraction and increased orientation-dependent local fields detected by {sup 125}Te NMR spectroscopy. Since Dy has a stable electronic configuration, the enhancement cannot be attributed to 4f-electron states formed near the Fermi level. It is likely that the enhancement is due to a small reduction in the carrier concentration, detected by {sup 125}Te NMR spectroscopy, but mostly due to energy filtering of the carriers by potential barriers formed in the lattice by Dy, which has large both atomic size and localized magnetic moment. The interplay between the thermopower, the electrical resistivity, and the thermal conductivity of TAGS-85 doped with Dy results in an enhancement of the power factor (PF) and the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) at 730 K, from PF = 28 ?W cm{sup ?1} K{sup ?2} and ZT ? 1.3 in TAGS-85 to PF = 35 ?W cm{sup ?1} K{sup ?2} and ZT ? 1.5 in TAGS-85 doped with 1 or 2% Dy for Ge. This makes TAGS-85 doped with Dy a promising material for thermoelectric power generation.

Levin, Evgenii; Budko, Serfuei; Schmidt-Rohr, Klaus

2012-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat Transfer -1 You are given the following information for a fluid with thermal conductivity of k = 0.0284 W/m-K that  

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Heat Transfer - 1 You are given the following information for a fluid with thermal conductivity the flow is laminar near the wall. a) (30 points) Determine the corresponding heat transfer coefficient the heat transfer coefficient as a function of x. c) (25 points) Determine the average heat transfer

Virginia Tech

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Divergence of Neighboring Magnetic-Field Lines and Fast-Particle Diffusion in Strong Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence, with Application to Thermal Conduction in Galaxy Clusters  

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Using direct numerical simulations, we calculate the rate of divergence of neighboring magnetic-field lines in different types of strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence. In the static-magnetic-field approximation, our results imply that tangled magnetic fields in galaxy clusters reduce the electron diffusion coefficient and thermal conductivity by a factor of ?510, relative to their values in a nonmagnetized plasma.

Jason Maron; Benjamin D. G. Chandran; Eric Blackman

2004-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials: From Superlattices to Nanocomposites Ronggui Yang1  

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Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials: From Superlattices to Nanocomposites Ronggui Yang1. Materials with a large thermoelectric figure of merit can be used to develop efficient solid-state devices nanocomposites, aiming at developing high efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion materials. 1. Introduction

Chen, Gang

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Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization  

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Role of anisotropy in noncontacting thermoelectric materials characterization Adnan H. Nayfeh by the intrinsic thermoelectric anisotropy and inhomogeneity of the material to be inspected. This article presents for non- destructive evaluation NDE and materials characterization. Most existing thermoelectric NDE

Nagy, Peter B.

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Phase Transition Enhanced Thermoelectrics From the Resnick Sustainability Institute  

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class of thermoelectric materials, mixed ion-electron conductors. It examines a new method thermoelectric material, Cu2 Se, that shows enhanced efficiency near its structural phase transition temperature and enhancing the thermoelectric effect. Via material engineering, including electrochemical investigations

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Electron and Phonon Engineering in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Zhifeng Ren  

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2.00pm Electron and Phonon Engineering in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Zhifeng Ren Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Abstract Thermoelectric materials a successful case for potentially large scale application using thermoelectric materials. Biography Dr Zhifeng

Levi, Anthony F. J.

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Improvements to solar thermoelectric generators through device design  

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A solar thermoelectric generator (STEG) is a device which converts sunlight into electricity through the thermoelectric effect. A STEG is nominally formed when a thermoelectric generator (TEG), a type of solid state heat ...

Weinstein, Lee A. (Lee Adragon)

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Time-resolved electron thermal conduction by probing of plasma formation in transparent solids with high power subpicosecond laser pulses  

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This dissertation work includes a series of experimental measurements in a search for better understanding of high temperature (10{sup 4}-10{sup 6}K) and high density plasmas (10{sup 22}-10{sup 24}cm{sup {minus}3}) produced by irradiating a transparent solid target with high intensity (10{sup 13} - 10{sup 15}W/cm{sup 2}) and subpicosecond (10{sup {minus}12}-10{sup {minus}13}s) laser pulses. Experimentally, pump and probe schemes with both frontside (vacuum-plasma side) and backside (plasma-bulk material side) probes are used to excite and interrogate or probe the plasma evolution, thereby providing useful insights into the plasma formation mechanisms. A series of different experiments has been carried out so as to characterize plasma parameters and the importance of various nonlinear processes. Experimental evidence shows that electron thermal conduction is supersonic in a time scale of the first picosecond after laser irradiation, so fast that it was often left unresolved in the past. The experimental results from frontside probing demonstrate that upon irradiation with a strong (pump) laser pulse, a thin high temperature ({approximately}40eV) super-critical density ({approximately}10{sup 23}/cm{sup 3}) plasma layer is quickly formed at the target surface which in turn becomes strongly reflective and prevents further transmission of the remainder of the laser pulse. In the bulk region behind the surface, it is also found that a large sub-critical ({approximately}10{sup 18}/cm{sup 3}) plasma is produced by inverse Bremsstrahlung absorption and collisional ionization. The bulk underdense plasma is evidenced by large absorption of the backside probe light. A simple and analytical model, modified from the avalanche model, for plasma evolution in transparent materials is proposed to explain the experimental results. Elimination of the bulk plasma is then experimentally illustrated by using targets overcoated with highly absorptive films.

Vu, B.T.V.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of an Innovative High-Thermal Conductivity UO2 Ceramic Composites Fuel Pellets with Carbon Nano-Tubes Using Spark Plasma Sintering  

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Uranium dioxide (UO2) is the most common fuel material in commercial nuclear power reactors. Despite its numerous advantages such as high melting point, good high-temperature stability, good chemical compatibility with cladding and coolant, and resistance to radiation, it suffers from low thermal conductivity that can result in large temperature gradients within the UO2 fuel pellet, causing it to crack and release fission gases. Thermal swelling of the pellets also limits the lifetime of UO2 fuel in the reactor. To mitigate these problems, we propose to develop novel UO2 fuel with uniformly distributed carbon nanotubes (CNTs) that can provide high-conductivity thermal pathways and can eliminate fuel cracking and fission gas release due to high temperatures. CNTs have been investigated extensively for the past decade to explore their unique physical properties and many potential applications. CNTs have high thermal conductivity (6600 W/mK for an individual single- walled CNT and >3000 W/mK for an individual multi-walled CNT) and high temperature stability up to 2800C in vacuum and about 750C in air. These properties make them attractive candidates in preparing nano-composites with new functional properties. The objective of the proposed research is to develop high thermal conductivity of UO2CNT composites without affecting the neutronic property of UO2 significantly. The concept of this goal is to utilize a rapid sintering method (515 min) called spark plasma sintering (SPS) in which a mixture of CNTs and UO2 powder are used to make composites with different volume fractions of CNTs. Incorporation of these nanoscale materials plays a fundamentally critical role in controlling the performance and stability of UO2 fuel. We will use a novel in situ growth process to grow CNTs on UO2 particles for rapid sintering and develop UO2-CNT composites. This method is expected to provide a uniform distribution of CNTs at various volume fractions so that a high thermally conductive UO2-CNT composite is obtained with a minimal volume fraction of CNTs. The mixtures are sintered in the SPS facility at a range of temperatures, pressures, and time durations so as to identify the optimal processing conditions to obtain the desired microstructure of sintered UO2-CNT pellets. The second objective of the proposed work is to identify the optimal volume fraction of CNTs in the microstructure of the composites that provides the desired high thermal conductivity yet retaining the mechanical strength required for efficient function as a reactor fuel. We will systematically study the resulting microstructure (grain size, porosity, distribution of CNTs, etc.) obtained at various SPS processing conditions using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and transmission electron microscope (TEM). We will conduct indentation hardness measurements and uniaxial strength measurements as a function of volume fraction of CNTs to determine the mechanical strength and compare them to the properties of UO2. The fracture surfaces will be studied to determine the fracture characteristics that may relate to the observed cracking during service. Finally, we will perform thermal conductivity measurements on all the composites up to 1000 C. This study will relate the microstructure, mechanical properties, and thermal properties at various volume fractions of CNTs. The overall intent is to identify optimal processing conditions that will provide a well-consolidated compact with optimal microstructure and thermo-mechanical properties. The deliverables include: (1) fully characterized UO2-CNT composite with optimal CNT volume fraction and high thermal conductivity and (2) processing conditions for production of UO2-CNT composite pellets using SPS method.

Subhash, Ghatu; Wu, Kuang-Hsi; Tulenko, James

2014-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Heat dissipation performance of a high-brightness LED package assembly using high-thermal conductivity filler  

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This paper presents a thermal analysis and experimental validation of natural convective heat transfer of a high-brightness light-emitting diode (LED) package assembly. The substrate...

Yung, K C; Liem, H; Choy, H S

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NSF/DOE Thermoelectrics Partnership: Purdue ? GM Partnership on Thermoelectrics for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery  

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Reviews results in developing commercially viable thermoelectric generators for efficient conversion of automotive exhaust waste heat to electricity

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Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012  

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3rd Thermoelectrics 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 to someone by E-mail Share Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Facebook Tweet about Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Twitter Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Google Bookmark Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Delicious Rank Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on Digg Find More places to share Vehicle Technologies Office: 3rd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2012 on AddThis.com... Publications Key Publications Plans & Roadmaps Partnership Documents Annual Progress Reports Success Stories

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2nd Thermoelectrics Applications Workshop 2011 | Department of...  

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for the Application of Thermoelectric Generators Andreas Eder BMW Group, Munich, Germany Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Overview of Worldwide Activities in Thermoelectrics John...

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Thermoelectric Opportunities for Light-Duty Vehicles | Department...  

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Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Activities of European Community within Framework Programme 7 and additional activities in Germany Automotive Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) Controls...

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Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery From the Exhaust of a Light...  

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More Documents & Publications The Effects of an Exhaust Thermoelectric Generator of a GM Sierra Pickup Truck Progress in Thermoelectrical Energy Recovery from a...

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Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable...  

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Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable Electricity Thermoelectric Conversion of Exhaust Gas Waste Heat into Usable Electricity Presents successful...

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Analysis of a novel thermoelectric generator in the built environment.  

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??This study centered on a novel thermoelectric generator (TEG) integrated into the built environment. Designed by Watts Thermoelectric LLC, the TEG is essentially a novel (more)

Lozano, Adolfo

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste...  

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Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste Heat Recovery System for Light-Duty Vehicles Low and high Temperature Dual Thermoelectric Generation Waste Heat...

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Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste...  

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Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications Multi-physics modeling of thermoelectric generators for waste heat recovery applications...

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Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste Heat to Electricity in an...  

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truck system. schock.pdf More Documents & Publications Thermoelectric Conversion of Wate Heat to Electricity in an IC Engine Powered Vehicle Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste...