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