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Title: Nanostructures having high performance thermoelectric properties

The invention provides for a nanostructure, or an array of such nanostructures, each comprising a rough surface, and a doped or undoped semiconductor. The nanostructure is an one-dimensional (1-D) nanostructure, such a nanowire, or a two-dimensional (2-D) nanostructure. The nanostructure can be placed between two electrodes and used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1132071
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LBNL
Patent Number(s):
8,729,381
Application Number:
12/673,366
Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Aug 21
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

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