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Title: Thermoelectric devices and applications for the same

High performance thin film thermoelectric couples and methods of making the same are disclosed. Such couples allow fabrication of at least microwatt to watt-level power supply devices operating at voltages greater than one volt even when activated by only small temperature differences.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1241309
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) PNNL
Patent Number(s):
9,281,461
Application Number:
10/581,281
Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2004 Dec 02
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

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