Accession Number : AD0781545

Title :   Thermoelectric Materials at 300k.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : DeVore,R. ; Anderson,W. W. ; Harpster,J. W. ; Sepsy,C. F. ; Shapiro,D. E.

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate the present possibilities for thermoelectric materials improvement and to determine a realistic least upper bound on the thermoelectric figure of merit (Z). This study is restricted to materials used for Peltier cooling, and particularly those applicable to air conditioning applications. In a broader sense, fabrication and assembly technology were considered concurrently although the emphasis was placed upon the materials aspect.

Descriptors :   *Thermoelectric power generation, *Peltier effect, *Semiconductors, Thermoelectricity, Seebeck effect, Tellurides, Selenides, Antimonides, Thermal conductivity, Air conditioning equipment, Bismuth compounds, Band theory of solids

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE