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Semiconductor nanowire thermoelectric materials and devices, and processes for producing same

United States Patent

9,181,092
November 10, 2015
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The present invention provides nanowires and nanoribbons that are well suited for use in thermoelectric applications. The nanowires and nanoribbons are characterized by a periodic compositional longitudinal modulation. The nanowires are constructed using lithographic techniques from thin semiconductor membranes, or "nanomembranes."
Lagally; Max G. (Madison, WI), Evans; Paul G. (Madison, WI), Ritz; Clark S. (Middleton, WI)
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (Madison, WI)
13/ 945,171
20140024202
July 18, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-03ER46028 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.