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Thermal and Thermoelectric Transport in Nanomaterials

Thermal and Thermoelectric Transport in Nanomaterials

Objective

This proposal aims at developing new nanostructured materials with tailored thermoelectric properties. Ultimately, this may lead to the development of thermoelectric coolers and power generators of unprecedented efficiency, as well as new materials for he at sinks in microelectronics, or for thermal insulation. To achieve this goal, a multidisciplinary effort is being set forth, linking fundamental theory and experiment, together with nanomaterials' synthesis and characterization.

The present proposal focuses on the theoretical, computational and modelling aspects, and their comparison with experiment, within the larger project. This project is very relevant to the energy problems faced by the world today: thermoelectric power generation is a clean, renewable energy source, and this project may open the way to make this source into an economically viable alternative. This project is at the cutting edge of the thermoelectrics field, and involves several renowned groups worldwide in this discipline. The project coordinates efforts in all necessary aspects, from basic to be applied, in order to achieve the final goals.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

Address

31-33, Rue De La FÉDÉRation
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Frederic GAILLARD (Dr)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 39302

  • Start date

    15 February 2007

  • End date

    14 February 2009

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France