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Title: Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires

Abstract

Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires are described. The thermal conductivity and the thermoelectric power are controlled substantially independently of the electrical conductivity of the nanowires by controlling dimensions and doping, respectively, of the nanowires. A thermoelectric device comprising p-doped and n-doped semiconductor nanowire thermocouples is also shown, together with a method to fabricate alternately p-doped and n-doped arrays of silicon nanowires.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
California Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1532142
Patent Number(s):
9,209,375
Application Number:
12/175,027
Assignee:
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER46175; N00014-07-1-0360; N00014-06-1-0938; CCF0524490
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008-07-17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Boukai, Akram, Bunimovich, Yuri, Goddard, William A., Heath, James R., and Tahir-Kheli, Jamil. Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Boukai, Akram, Bunimovich, Yuri, Goddard, William A., Heath, James R., & Tahir-Kheli, Jamil. Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires. United States.
Boukai, Akram, Bunimovich, Yuri, Goddard, William A., Heath, James R., and Tahir-Kheli, Jamil. Tue . "Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1532142.
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abstractNote = {Methods and devices for controlling thermal conductivity and thermoelectric power of semiconductor nanowires are described. The thermal conductivity and the thermoelectric power are controlled substantially independently of the electrical conductivity of the nanowires by controlling dimensions and doping, respectively, of the nanowires. A thermoelectric device comprising p-doped and n-doped semiconductor nanowire thermocouples is also shown, together with a method to fabricate alternately p-doped and n-doped arrays of silicon nanowires.},
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