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Thermoelectric material including conformal oxide layers and method of making the same using atomic layer deposition

United States Patent

June 7, 2016
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A thermoelectric material includes a substrate particle and a plurality of conformal oxide layers formed on the substrate particle. The plurality of conformal oxide layers has a total oxide layer thickness ranging from about 2 nm to about 20 nm. The thermoelectric material excludes oxide nanoparticles. A method of making the thermoelectric material is also disclosed herein.
Cho; Jung Young (Troy, MI), Ahn; Dongjoon (Rochester Hills, MI), Salvador; James R. (Royal Oak, MI), Meisner; Gregory P. (Ann Arbor, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (Detroit, MI)
14/ 223,570
March 24, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-EE0000014 awarded by the DOE (Department of Energy). The Government has certain rights in this invention.