Accession Number : AD0690786

Title :   THERMOELECTRIC POWER SUPPLIES,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Iordanishvili,E. K.

Report Date : 14 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : The monograph examines the contemporary state of the problem of research and development of the most effective thermoelectric materials and methods of commutation, methods of design and investigation of semiconductor thermoelements, and also materials related to the development and use of domestic and foreign thermoelectric units, hydrometeorological, ground and space assignments. A special place is dedicated to a consideration of different aspects of the design, creation and application of cascade thermoelements, which at present play an important role in methods of thermoelectric generation of electric power. Inclusion of chapters expounding thermodynamic theory of thermoelectric generators and thermoelectric phenomena gives scientists and engineers a sufficiently full account of the whole contemporary state of this area of science and technology. The concluding part of the monograph examined prospects of the application of thermoelectric units of different designations and their possible combination with units which use other methods of direct conversion of thermal energy into electrical. A thematic bibliography complete up to 1967 embraces basic domestic works in the area of thermoelectric materials, thermoelements and thermoelectric units.

Descriptors :   (*THERMOELECTRICITY, *GENERATORS), POWER SUPPLIES, SEMICONDUCTORS, THERMOCOUPLES, THERMODYNAMICS, HEAT TRANSFER, ENERGY CONVERSION, USSR

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE