Characterization of thermoelectric power generation Modules made from new materials

Jarrod L. Short, Jonathan D'Angelo, Adam D. Downey, Michael A. Pajor, Ed Timm, Harold Schock, Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Timothy P. Hogan

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Abstract

Lead-Antimony-Silver-Tellurium (L-A-S-T) materials, synthesized at Michigan State University, show promising thermoelectric properties at high temperatures for use in power generation applications. Recent scaled-up quantities of L-A-S-T show a ZT=1.4 at 700 K approaching the figure of merit for samples made in small quantities [1]. These materials are of great interest for power generation applications with hot side temperatures in the range of 600-800 K. Developing these materials into working devices requires minimization of the thermal and electrical parasitic contact resistances, so various fabrication methods are under investigation. To examine each method, a new measurement system has been developed to characterize these devices under various load and temperature gradients. An introduction to the system will be presented, as well as results for devices made of the L-A-S-T materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Pages309-315
Number of pages7
Volume886
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2005Dec 1 2005

Other

Other2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/28/0512/1/05

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Thermoelectric power
Power generation
Tellurium
Antimony
Contact resistance
Silver
Thermal gradients
Lead
Fabrication
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Short, J. L., D'Angelo, J., Downey, A. D., Pajor, M. A., Timm, E., Schock, H., ... Hogan, T. P. (2006). Characterization of thermoelectric power generation Modules made from new materials. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 886, pp. 309-315)

Characterization of thermoelectric power generation Modules made from new materials. / Short, Jarrod L.; D'Angelo, Jonathan; Downey, Adam D.; Pajor, Michael A.; Timm, Ed; Schock, Harold; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G; Hogan, Timothy P.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 886 2006. p. 309-315.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Short, JL, D'Angelo, J, Downey, AD, Pajor, MA, Timm, E, Schock, H, Kanatzidis, MG & Hogan, TP 2006, Characterization of thermoelectric power generation Modules made from new materials. in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 886, pp. 309-315, 2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, 11/28/05.
Short JL, D'Angelo J, Downey AD, Pajor MA, Timm E, Schock H et al. Characterization of thermoelectric power generation Modules made from new materials. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 886. 2006. p. 309-315
Short, Jarrod L. ; D'Angelo, Jonathan ; Downey, Adam D. ; Pajor, Michael A. ; Timm, Ed ; Schock, Harold ; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G ; Hogan, Timothy P. / Characterization of thermoelectric power generation Modules made from new materials. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 886 2006. pp. 309-315
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