Progress on the fabrication and characterization of high efficiency thermoelectric generators

Timothy P. Hogan, Adam D. Downey, Jarrod Short, Jonathan D'Angelo, Eric Quarez, John Androulakis, Pierre F P Poudeu, Mercouri G Kanatzidis, Ed Timm, Kim Sarbo, Harold Schock

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Abstract

High efficiency thermoelectric modules are of great interest for power generation applications where hot side temperatures of approximately 800K exist. The fabrication of such modules requires a multidisciplinary effort for the optimization of the material compositions, the engineering of the module systems, modeling and fabrication of the devices, and constant feedback from characterization. Pb-Sb-Ag-Te (LAST) and Pb-Sb-Ag-Sn-Te (LASTT) compounds are among the best known materials for this temperature range. Modeling of these materials and possible cascaded structures shows efficiencies of 14% can be achieved for low resistance contacts. Using antimony we have achieved contact resistivities less than 20 μΩ·cm2. Here we give a detailed presentation on the procedures used in the fabrication of thermoelectric generators based on these new materials. We also present the characterization systems and measurements on these generators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Pages487-492
Number of pages6
Volume886
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2005Dec 1 2005

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

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Fabrication
Antimony
Contact resistance
Power generation
Feedback
Temperature
Chemical analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Hogan, T. P., Downey, A. D., Short, J., D'Angelo, J., Quarez, E., Androulakis, J., ... Schock, H. (2006). Progress on the fabrication and characterization of high efficiency thermoelectric generators. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 886, pp. 487-492)

Progress on the fabrication and characterization of high efficiency thermoelectric generators. / Hogan, Timothy P.; Downey, Adam D.; Short, Jarrod; D'Angelo, Jonathan; Quarez, Eric; Androulakis, John; Poudeu, Pierre F P; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G; Timm, Ed; Sarbo, Kim; Schock, Harold.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 886 2006. p. 487-492.

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

Hogan, TP, Downey, AD, Short, J, D'Angelo, J, Quarez, E, Androulakis, J, Poudeu, PFP, Kanatzidis, MG, Timm, E, Sarbo, K & Schock, H 2006, Progress on the fabrication and characterization of high efficiency thermoelectric generators. in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 886, pp. 487-492, 2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, 11/28/05.
Hogan TP, Downey AD, Short J, D'Angelo J, Quarez E, Androulakis J et al. Progress on the fabrication and characterization of high efficiency thermoelectric generators. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 886. 2006. p. 487-492
Hogan, Timothy P. ; Downey, Adam D. ; Short, Jarrod ; D'Angelo, Jonathan ; Quarez, Eric ; Androulakis, John ; Poudeu, Pierre F P ; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G ; Timm, Ed ; Sarbo, Kim ; Schock, Harold. / Progress on the fabrication and characterization of high efficiency thermoelectric generators. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 886 2006. pp. 487-492
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