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Title: Apparatus, systems, and methods for generating thermopower

Abstract

A thermoelectric device includes a thermoelectrode characterized by a band gap less than kBT, where kB is the Boltzmann constant and T is a temperature of the thermoelectrode. The device also includes a magnetic field source, operably coupled to the thermoelectrode, to apply a magnetic field B on the thermoelectrode along a first direction. The device also includes a voltage source, operably coupled to the thermoelectrode, to apply an electric field E on the thermoelectrode along a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction so as to generate a heat flow along the second direction.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1576450
Patent Number(s):
10439123
Application Number:
16/012,560
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001088; SC0001299; SC0010526
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2018 Jun 19
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Fu, Liang, and Skinner, Brian J. Apparatus, systems, and methods for generating thermopower. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Fu, Liang, & Skinner, Brian J. Apparatus, systems, and methods for generating thermopower. United States.
Fu, Liang, and Skinner, Brian J. Tue . "Apparatus, systems, and methods for generating thermopower". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1576450.
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abstractNote = {A thermoelectric device includes a thermoelectrode characterized by a band gap less than kBT, where kB is the Boltzmann constant and T is a temperature of the thermoelectrode. The device also includes a magnetic field source, operably coupled to the thermoelectrode, to apply a magnetic field B on the thermoelectrode along a first direction. The device also includes a voltage source, operably coupled to the thermoelectrode, to apply an electric field E on the thermoelectrode along a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction so as to generate a heat flow along the second direction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2019},
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