High Temperature Thermoelectric Oxides Engineered at Multiple Length Scales for Energy Harvesting

 

Combinatorial Materials Exploration (CME) is a<br/>thin film based technique to rapidly screen<br/>materials properties from a broadly distributed<br/>compositional range of the specimen (CME library).
Combinatorial Materials Exploration (CME) is a
thin film based technique to rapidly screen
materials properties from a broadly distributed
compositional range of the specimen (CME library).
Performer: 
University of Washington
Website:  University of Washington
Award Number:  FE0007272
Project Duration:  09/21/2011 – 12/20/2014
Total Award Value:  $299,956.00
DOE Share:  $299,956.00
Performer Share:  $0.00
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials
Location:  Seattle, Washington

Project Description

This project will identify the most promising compositions of ferroelectric materials that can be used to make highly efficient thermoelectric devices for waste heat recovery in coal fired power and industrial plants. Combinatorial methods will be used to rapidly screen a broad composition range with high Curie temperatures, followed by an investigation of the thermoelectric properties. Processing approaches to making the materials will be also developed.

Project Benefits

This project will explore a novel class of ‘n’ type thermoelectric oxides that are stable at high temperature in the coal-fired flue gas. The result will be highly efficient thermoelectric devices for waste heat recovery in coal fired power and industrial plants. Improvement to high-temperature advanced-materials will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures, leading to improvements in efficiency, operational flexibility, lower operating costs.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Jason Hissam: jason.hissam@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager 
Susan Maley: susan.maley@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator 
Fumio Ohuchi: ohuchi@uw.edu
 

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