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Title: Rare earth-doped materials with enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit

Abstract

A thermoelectric material and a thermoelectric converter using this material. The thermoelectric material has a first component including a semiconductor material and a second component including a rare earth material included in the first component to thereby increase a figure of merit of a composite of the semiconductor material and the rare earth material relative to a figure of merit of the semiconductor material. The thermoelectric converter has a p-type thermoelectric material and a n-type thermoelectric material. At least one of the p-type thermoelectric material and the n-type thermoelectric material includes a rare earth material in at least one of the p-type thermoelectric material or the n-type thermoelectric material.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE, Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1320791
Patent Number(s):
9,437,796
Application Number:
13/725,156
Assignee:
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE (Research Triangle Park, NC) DOESC
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Dec 21
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Venkatasubramanian, Rama, Cook, Bruce Allen, Levin, Evgenii M., and Harringa, Joel Lee. Rare earth-doped materials with enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Venkatasubramanian, Rama, Cook, Bruce Allen, Levin, Evgenii M., & Harringa, Joel Lee. Rare earth-doped materials with enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit. United States.
Venkatasubramanian, Rama, Cook, Bruce Allen, Levin, Evgenii M., and Harringa, Joel Lee. 2016. "Rare earth-doped materials with enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1320791.
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abstractNote = {A thermoelectric material and a thermoelectric converter using this material. The thermoelectric material has a first component including a semiconductor material and a second component including a rare earth material included in the first component to thereby increase a figure of merit of a composite of the semiconductor material and the rare earth material relative to a figure of merit of the semiconductor material. The thermoelectric converter has a p-type thermoelectric material and a n-type thermoelectric material. At least one of the p-type thermoelectric material and the n-type thermoelectric material includes a rare earth material in at least one of the p-type thermoelectric material or the n-type thermoelectric material.},
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