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Title: Solid state transport-based thermoelectric converter

Abstract

A solid state thermoelectric converter includes a thermally insulating separator layer, a semiconducting collector and an electron emitter. The electron emitter comprises a metal nanoparticle layer or plurality of metal nanocatalyst particles disposed on one side of said separator layer. A first electrically conductive lead is electrically coupled to the electron emitter. The collector layer is disposed on the other side of the separator layer, wherein the thickness of the separator layer is less than 1 .mu.m. A second conductive lead is electrically coupled to the collector layer.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176234
Patent Number(s):
7,696,668
Application Number:
11/926,934
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Hu, Zhiyu. Solid state transport-based thermoelectric converter. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Hu, Zhiyu. Solid state transport-based thermoelectric converter. United States.
Hu, Zhiyu. Tue . "Solid state transport-based thermoelectric converter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176234.
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abstractNote = {A solid state thermoelectric converter includes a thermally insulating separator layer, a semiconducting collector and an electron emitter. The electron emitter comprises a metal nanoparticle layer or plurality of metal nanocatalyst particles disposed on one side of said separator layer. A first electrically conductive lead is electrically coupled to the electron emitter. The collector layer is disposed on the other side of the separator layer, wherein the thickness of the separator layer is less than 1 .mu.m. A second conductive lead is electrically coupled to the collector layer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 13 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Tue Apr 13 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
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