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MULTILAYER QUANTUM WELL LAYER FILM THERMOELECTRICS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21124
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21124
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
Suite 7400 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: MULTILAYER QUANTUM WELL LAYER FILM THERMOELECTRICS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS ARE USED IN A VARIETY OF POWER SOURCES AND PELTIER REFRIGERATORS. THEDIMENSIONLESS FIGURE-OF-MERIT (ZT) IS USED AS A MEASURE OF THE RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS OF THESE MATERIALS. THE BEST KNOWN MATERIALS HAVE ZTS OF LESS THAN ONE. NEW SOLID STATE THEORY PREDICTS THAT MULTILAYER-QUANTUM WELL FILMS COULD HAVE ZTS GREATER THAN SIX. IN PHASE I SUCH MATERIALS WILL BE PRODUCED BY ALTERNATELY DEPOSITING A QUANTUM WELL LAYER OF A THERMOELECTRIC MATERIAL AND A SUITABLE BARRIER LAYER. EVALUATION OF THESE MATERIALS WILL CONSIST OF MEASUREMENT OF SEEBECK COEFFICIENT, RESISTIVITY, AND THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, AS WELL AS A DIRECT MEASUREMENT OF Z. TRANSMISSILN ELECTRON MICROSCOPY WILL BE USED TO EVALUATE THE OTHER MATERIALCHARACTERISTCS.

Principal Investigator:

Mr Norbert B Elsner
6195359343

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Hi-z Techonology Inc.
6373 Nancy Ridge Dr San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No