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Title: Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same

Abstract

The present invention provides nanowires and nanoribbons that are well suited for use in thermoelectric applications. The nanowires and nanoribbons are characterized by a periodic longitudinal modulation, which may be a compositional modulation or a strain-induced modulation. The nanowires are constructed using lithographic techniques from thin semiconductor membranes, or "nanomembranes."

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Madison, WI
  2. Middleton, WI
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015296
Patent Number(s):
7888583
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/745,156
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER46028
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Lagally, Max G, Evans, Paul G, and Ritz, Clark S. Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Lagally, Max G, Evans, Paul G, & Ritz, Clark S. Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same. United States.
Lagally, Max G, Evans, Paul G, and Ritz, Clark S. Tue . "Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015296.
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