Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Nanomesh phononic structures for low thermal conductivity and thermoelectric energy conversion materials

United States Patent

August 16, 2016
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
A nanomesh phononic structure includes: a sheet including a first material, the sheet having a plurality of phononic-sized features spaced apart at a phononic pitch, the phononic pitch being smaller than or equal to twice a maximum phonon mean free path of the first material and the phononic size being smaller than or equal to the maximum phonon mean free path of the first material.
Yu; Jen-Kan (Pasadena, CA), Mitrovic; Slobodan (Pasadena, CA), Heath; James R. (South Pasadena, CA)
13/ 278,074
October 20, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under DE-FG02-04ER46175 awarded by Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.