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Complex oxides useful for thermoelectric energy conversion

United States Patent

July 17, 2012
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The invention provides for a thermoelectric system comprising a substrate comprising a first complex oxide, wherein the substrate is optionally embedded with a second complex oxide. The thermoelectric system can be used for thermoelectric power generation or thermoelectric cooling.
Majumdar; Arunava (Orinda, CA), Ramesh; Ramamoorthy (Moraga, CA), Yu; Choongho (College Station, TX), Scullin; Matthew L. (Berkeley, CA), Huijben; Mark (Enschede, NL)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 539,135
August 11, 2009
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The government has certain rights in this invention.