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THERMOELECTRIC COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF FABRICATING HIGH THERMOELECTRIC PERFORMANCE MgAgSb-BASED MATERIALS

United States Patent Application

20160326615
A1
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Systems and methods of manufacturing a thermoelectric, high performance material by using ball-milling and hot pressing materials according to various formulas, where some formulas substitute a different element for part of one of the elements in the formula, in order to obtain a figure of merit (ZT) suitable for thermoelectric applications.
Ren, Zhifeng (Houston, TX), Zhao, Huaizhou (Beijing, CN), Tang, Zhongjia (Houston, TX), Sui, Jiehe (Harbin, CN), Lan, Yucheng (Houston, TX), Jie, Qing (Houston, TX)
14/ 624,007
February 17, 2015
RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research under contract number FA9550-10-1-0533, and the United States Department of Energy under contract numbers DE-SC0010831, DE-FG02-13ER46917 and DE-SC0001299.