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Title: Half-heusler compounds for use in thermoelectric generators

Abstract

A thermoelectric generator includes a hot side heat exchanger, a cold side heat exchanger, a plurality of n-type semiconductor legs arranged between the hot side heat exchanger and the cold side heat exchanger, and a plurality of p-type semiconductor legs arranged between the hot side heat exchanger and the cold side heat exchanger and alternating electrically in series with the plurality of n-type semiconductor legs. At least one of the plurality of n-type semiconductor legs and the plurality of p-type semiconductor legs is formed of an alloy having a half-Heusler structure and comprising Si and Sn with molar fractions of x Sn and 1−x Si, and x is less than 1.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1650803
Patent Number(s):
10629793
Application Number:
14/943,069
Assignee:
Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, DE)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01N - GAS-FLOW SILENCERS OR EXHAUST APPARATUS FOR MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22C - ALLOYS
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0004840
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 11/17/2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Samsonidze, Georgy, and Kozinsky, Boris. Half-heusler compounds for use in thermoelectric generators. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Samsonidze, Georgy, & Kozinsky, Boris. Half-heusler compounds for use in thermoelectric generators. United States.
Samsonidze, Georgy, and Kozinsky, Boris. Tue . "Half-heusler compounds for use in thermoelectric generators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1650803.
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