The intention of this proposal is to develop nano-engineered high performance thermoelectric devices and systems. The project focuses on the development of novel thermoelectric devices for power generation, cooling and sensors for both earth-bound and space applications. The basic concept of the project is the development and the synthesis of nanostructured TE materials, Nano Thermel, with enhanced ZT (ZT>3). This is achieved by nanostructuring novel TE materials with specific composition, by introducing doping elements into the crystal lattice or as rattling guest atoms in open cavities (cages). High performance TE devices will be designed and fabricated from TE elements of Nano Thermel materials with high ZT. The consortium is made of 7 partners from 6 member states, with comprehensive expertise in the TE field. This ensures project integration from design/synthesis of novel materials to design/fabrication of high performance TE devices. The Partnership consists of 3 research groups (theory, synthesis and characterisation), one electrical engineering group and an industrial research centre (design and evaluation of devices), and two industrial partners (prototype manufacturing and commercialisation).
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
185 32 Vaxholm
8000 Aarhus C
CF2 3TB Cardiff