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Spring 2009 Logo2009 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit



April 13-17, 2009
| San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Paul R. Besser, Peter Fratzl, Nicola Spaldin, Terry M. Tritt

Symposium N : Materials and Devices for Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion

2009-04-14   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Jihui Yang General Motors R&D Center
George S. Nolas University of South Florida
Kunihito Koumoto Nagoya University
Yuri Grin Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids

Symposium Support

Office of Naval Research
N1: Applications and Devices
Session Chairs
David Johnson
Jihui Yang
Tuesday AM, April 14, 2009
Room 2010 (Moscone West)

10:00 AM - **N1.1
Thermoelectrics for High Temperatures: A Survey of State of the Art.

Harald Boettner 1
1 TES, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques, Freiburg Germany

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10:30 AM - N1.2
Fabrication and Testing of Skutterudite-based, Thermoelectric Devices for Power Generation.

Jeffrey Sakamoto 1
1 CHEMS, MSU, East Lansing , Michigan, United States

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10:45 AM - N1.3
>10% Single-Stage and >13% Two-Stage Conversion Devices for Increased Fuel Efficiency in Portable Generator Systems

Chris Caylor 1 , Rama Venkatasubramanian 1 , Paul Dev 2 , Chris Howells 3 , Selma Matthews 3
1 , RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States, 2 , D-STAR Engineering, Shelton, Connecticut, United States, 3 , U.S. Army CERDEC, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, United States

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11:00 AM -
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11:30 AM - **N1.4
Thermoelectric Generators Made with Novel Lead Telluride Based Materials.

Timothy Hogan 1 , Chun Wu 1 , Jonathan D'Angelo 1 , Nuraddin Matchanov 1 , Muhammad Farhan 1 , Muhammad Khan 1 , Fei Ren 2 , Brad Hall 2 , Jennifer Ni 2 , Eldon Case 2 , Ed Timm 3 , Harold Schock 3 , Joe Sootsman 4 , Steven Girard 4 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 4
1 Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 2 Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 3 Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 4 Chemistry Department, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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12:00 PM - N1.5
Fabrication of Power Generating Couples Using Advanced Thermoelectric Materials.

Erik Brandon 1 , Thierry Caillat 1 , Su Chi 1 , Richard Ewell 1 , Samad Firdosy 1 , Billy Li 1 , Bill Nesmith 1 , Jong-Ah Paik 1 , Vilupanur Ravi 1 2
1 Materials and Device Technologies Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 2 Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, United States

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12:15 PM - N1.6
Short Time Transient Behavior of SiGe-based Microrefrigerators.

Ezzahri Younes 1 , James Christofferson 1 , Kerry Maize 1 , Ali Shakouri 1
1 Electrical Engineering, UCSC, Santa Cruz, California, United States

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12:30 PM - N1.7
Materials for Solar Thermoelectric Generators.

Reja Amatya 1 , Rajeev Ram 1
1 EECS, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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12:45 PM - N1.8
High Power Density Thermoelectric Modules for Thermal Energy Harvesting

John Posthill 1 , Jerry Fleming 2
1 Center for Solid State Energetics, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States, 2 Secure Computing and Communications Group, Luna Innovations Incorporated, Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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2009-04-15   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Jihui Yang General Motors R&D Center
George S. Nolas University of South Florida
Kunihito Koumoto Nagoya University
Yuri Grin Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
N4: Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials II
Session Chairs
Harald Bottner
Ryoji Funahashi
Wednesday AM, April 15, 2009
Room 2010 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - N4.1
Understanding Electrical Transport and the Large Power Factor Enhancements in Co-Nanostructured PbTe.

Joseph Sootsman 1 , Vladimir Jovovic 2 , Christopher Jaworski 2 , Joseph Heremans 2 , Jiaqing He 3 , Vinayak Dravid 3 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 1
1 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 3 Department of Materials Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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9:45 AM - N4.2
Tailoring Thermoelectric Properties of Segregated-network Polymer Nanocomposites for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion.

Dasaroyong Kim 1 , Yeonseok Kim 1 , Jaime Grunlan 1 , Choongho Yu 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States

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10:00 AM - **N4.3
Enhancement of Thermoelectric Figure-of-Merit by a Nanostructure Approach.

Zhifeng Ren 1 , Bed Poudel 2 1 , Yi Ma 1 2 , Yucheng Lan 1 , Xiaowei Wang 1 , Giri Joshi 1 , Gaohua Zhu 1 , Jian Yang 1 , Bo Yu 1 , Xiao Yan 1 , Dezhi Wang 1 , Qing Hao 3 , Hohyun Lee 3 , Austin Minnich 3 , Andrew Muto 3 , Daryoosh Vashaee 3 , Xiaoyuan Chen 3 , Gang Chen 3 , Junming Liu 4 , Mildred Dresselhaus 5
1 Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 2 , GMZ Energy Inc., Newton, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing China, 5 Department of Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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10:30 AM - **N4.4
Nanosized Granular Boundaries in Polycrystalline Pb0.75Sn0.25Te: An Innovative Approach to Enhancing the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit.

Jian He 1 , Xiaohua Ji 1 , Bo Zhang 1 , Zhe Su 1 , Tim Holgate 1 , Terry Tritt 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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11:30 AM - **N4.5
Metal-semiconductor Nanocomposites for Thermoelectric Energy Conversion.

Ali Shakouri 1
1 , Univ. of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States

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12:00 PM - **N4.6
Skutterudite-based Thermoelectrics: Nano-composites and Device Development.

Lidong Chen 1 , Wenqing Zhang 1 , Xiaoya Li 1 , Xiangyang Huang 1
1 , Institute of Shanghai Ceramics, CAS, Shanghai China

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12:30 PM - N4.7
Thermal Transport in Rough Silicon Nanowires for Thermoelectric Applications

Sanjiv Sinha 1 , Bair Budaev 2 , Arun Majumdar 2 3 4
1 Mechanical Science & Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States, 4 Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States

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12:45 PM - N4.8
Vacuum Thermionic Energy Conversion Based on Nanostructured Doped Diamond Thin Films.

Franz Koeck 1 , Robert Nemanich 1 , Ken Haenen 2
1 Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States, 2 Institute for Materials Research , Hasselt University, Diepenbeek Belgium

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N5: Theory
Session Chairs
Jian He
Ali Shakouri
Wednesday PM, April 15, 2009
Room 2010 (Moscone West)

2:30 PM - N5.1
First Principles Study of Metal/Bi2Te3 Interfaces: Implications to Improve Contact Resistance.

Ka Xiong 1 , Weichao Wang 1 , Husam Alshareef 1 , Rahul Gupta 1 , Bruce Gnade 1 , Kyeongjae Cho 1 2
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States, 2 Physics, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States

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2:45 PM - N5.2
Studying the Power Factor of a Matrix with High Concentration of Embedded Nanoparticles.

Mona Zebarjadi 1 , Keivan Esfarjani 1 , Ali Shakouri 1
1 , UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States

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3:00 PM - **N5.3
Enhanced Thermo-electric Transport of Strongly Correlated Electrons.

Veljko Zlatic 1
1 , Institute of Physics, Zagreb Croatia

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3:30 PM - N5.4
Electronic and Vibrational Properties of Filled and Unfilled Ternary Skutterudites.

Dmitri Volja 2 , Fornari Marco 1 , Boris Kozinsky 3 , Nicola Marzari 2
2 DMSE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 1 Physics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States, 3 Research and Technology Center, Robert Bosch LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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3:45 PM - N5.5
The optimized Seebeck coefficient as a determinant of the maximum power factor in Silicon based bulk and nanostructured thermoelectrics

Paothep Pichanusakorn 1 , Prabhakar Bandaru 1
1 Materials Science program, Mechanical Engineering department, UC, San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States

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4:00 PM -
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4:30 PM - N5.6
Experimental and Theoretical Studies of the Structure and Properties of Bulk Thermoelectric Bi-Te Compounds

Alfredo Morales 1 , Monica Barney 1 , Douglas Medlin 2 , Peter Sharma 2 , Catalin Spataru 2 , Ana Lima Sharma 3 , Jian He 4 , Fivos Drymiotis 4 , Terry Tritt 4 , James Turner 4
1 Materials Chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States, 2 Materials Physics, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States, 3 Department of Physics, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, United States, 4 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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4:45 PM - N5.7
Direct and Indirect Effects of Filling on Band Structure and Phonon Dispersion of Skutterudites.

Daehyun Wee 1 , Boris Kozinsky 2 , Marco Fornari 3 , Nicola Marzari 4
1 Research and Technology Center, Robert Bosch LLC, Palo Alto, California, United States, 2 Research and Technology Center, Robert Bosch LLC, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, United States, 4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:00 PM - N5.8
Transport Properties of Thermoelectric Nanocomposites.

Lilia Woods 1 , Adrian Popescu 1 , Joshua Martin 1 , George Nolas 1
1 Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States

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5:15 PM - N5.9
Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in the Gated Bismuth Telluride Nanowires.

Igor Bejenari 1 , Valeriu Kantser 2 , Alexander Balandin 1
1 Electrical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, University of California - Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, 2 , Institute of Electronic Engineering & Industrial Technologies, ASM, Kishinev Moldova (the Republic of)

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5:30 PM - N5.10
Tailoring Interface Roughness and Superlattice Period Length in Novel Electron Filtering Thermoelectric Materials.

Shidong Wang 1 , Natalio Mingo 2
1 LETI/DRT/D2NT/LNDE, CEA-Grenoble, Grenoble France, 2 LITEN, CEA-Grenoble, Grenoble France

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2009-04-17   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Jihui Yang General Motors R&D Center
George S. Nolas University of South Florida
Kunihito Koumoto Nagoya University
Yuri Grin Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
N9: Novel Oxides
Session Chairs
Donald Morelli
Jihui Yang
Friday AM, April 17, 2009
Room 2010 (Moscone West)

9:30 AM - N9.1
Thermoelectric Zintl Compounds in R-T-Sb (R = Ba, Eu, Yb; T = Zn, Cd) Systems.

X. Wang 1 , H. Zhang 1 , M. Tang 1 , X. Yang 1 , H. Chen 1 , Z. Man 1 , U. Burkhardt 2 , Jing-tai Zhao 1 , Y. Grin 2
1 Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai China, 2 , Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden Germany

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9:45 AM - N9.2
High-temperature Thermoelectric Performance of Sr1-xLaxTiO3-d.

Matthew Scullin 1 2 , J. Ravichandran 2 4 , S. Mukerjee 2 3 , Y. Koh 6 , D. Cahill 6 , J. Moore 2 3 , A. Majumdar 2 5 , R. Ramesh 1 2 3
1 Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 2 Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, United States, 4 Applied Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 3 Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States, 6 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois - Urbana, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 5 Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States

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10:00 AM - **N9.3
Why Do Layered Cobaltates Have Good Thermoelectric Properties?

Rongying Jin 1 2
1 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

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10:45 AM - N9.5
Mechanical and Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline NaxCoO2

Richard Donelson 1 , P. Tsai 2 , Sean Li 2 , Bryce Wood 1
1 Div of Materials Science and Engineering, CSIRO, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 2 School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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11:30 AM - **N9.6
Electric Field Induced Giant Thermopower of Two-dimensional Electron Gas at the Gate Insulator/SrTiO3 Heterointeface.

Hiromichi Ohta 1 2 , Akira Yoshikawa 1 , Daisuke Kurita 1 , Kunihito Koumoto 1 , Ryoji Asahi 3 , Yumi Masuoka 3 , Kenji Nomura 4 , Hideo Hosono 4 5 6
1 Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan, 2 PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Kawaguchi Japan, 3 , Toyota Central R&D Laboratories, Nagakute Japan, 4 ERATO-SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Yokohama Japan, 5 Materials and Structures Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama Japan, 6 Frontier Research Center, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Yokohama Japan

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12:00 PM - N9.7
New Approach to Improve Figure of Merit in Oxide Thermoelectrics.

Venkat Selvamanickam 1 , Bo Zhang 1
1 , University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States

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12:15 PM - N9.8
Transport Properties in Metal Doped In2O3 Thermoelectrics.

Emmanuel Guilmeau 1 , David Berardan 1 , Charles Simon 1 , Antoine Maignan 1 , Bernard Raveau 1
1 , CRISMAT laboratory, Caen France

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