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Nano-engineering of high performance thermoelectrics

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Brinellvägen 23
10044 Stockholm
Sweden

Participants (8)

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
2,Sven Hultins Gata 2
41296 Goeteborg
CIDETE INGENIEROS S.L.
Spain
Address
Calle Anselmo Clave 98
Vilanova I La Geltru
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
ST ENGINEERING
Sweden
Address
Ingenjörsvägen 3
185 32 Vaxholm
TERMO-GEN AB
Sweden
Address
Olarve, Hangvar
62034 Laerbro
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
140,Langelandsgade 140
8000 Aarhus C
UNIVERSITY OF WALES CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
Newport Road, Queen's Buildings, The Parade
CF2 3TB Cardiff