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Title: Electrochemical systems configured to harvest heat energy

Abstract

Electrochemical systems for harvesting heat energy, and associated electrochemical cells and methods, are generally described. The electrochemical cells can be configured, in certain cases, such that at least a portion of the regeneration of the first electrochemically active material is driven by a change in temperature of the electrochemical cell. The electrochemical cells can be configured to include a first electrochemically active material and a second electrochemically active material, and, in some cases, the absolute value of the difference between the first thermogalvanic coefficient of the first electrochemically active material and the second thermogalvanic coefficient of the second electrochemically active material is at least about 0.5 millivolts/Kelvin.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1341820
Patent Number(s):
9,559,388
Application Number:
14/308,669
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) CHO
DOE Contract Number:
SC0001299; FG02-09ER46577; EE0005806; AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Jun 18
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Lee, Seok Woo, Yang, Yuan, Ghasemi, Hadi, Chen, Gang, and Cui, Yi. Electrochemical systems configured to harvest heat energy. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lee, Seok Woo, Yang, Yuan, Ghasemi, Hadi, Chen, Gang, & Cui, Yi. Electrochemical systems configured to harvest heat energy. United States.
Lee, Seok Woo, Yang, Yuan, Ghasemi, Hadi, Chen, Gang, and Cui, Yi. Tue . "Electrochemical systems configured to harvest heat energy". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341820.
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