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Thermoelectric devices and applications for the same

United States Patent

December 14, 2010
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High performance thin film thermoelectric couples and methods of making the same are disclosed. Such couples allow fabrication of at least microwatt to watt-level power supply devices operating at voltages greater than one volt even when activated by only small temperature differences.
DeSteese; John G. (Kennewick, WA), Olsen; Larry C. (Richland, WA), Martin; Peter M. (Kennewick, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 864,595
September 28, 2007
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.