|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Alloys and Compounds for Thermoelectric and Solar Cell Applications X
||Metallic Thermoelectric Materials as Active Heat Sinks
||Mona Zebarjadi, Shuai Li, Kyle Snyder
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Traditional thermoelectric materials with a large thermoelectric figure of merit, ZT, are appropriate for power generation and refrigeration. On the other hand, high power factor and high thermal conductivity materials are a better alternative for active cooling applications where the heat is pumped from a hot source to a cold sink. Applications such as heat management in batteries and electronic cooling fall in this category. Metallic alloys have large thermal and electrical conductivity compared to traditional thermoelectric semiconductors. This combination is a good start point for designing high power factor, high thermal conductivity thermoelectric materials that are ideal for active cooling applications. Here, I will summarize our group’s work to design high power factor metallic alloys using melting, mechanical alloying, and additive manufacturing techniques. In particular, we studied copper-nickel alloys as a base for our optimization.
||Copper / Nickel / Cobalt, Energy Conversion and Storage, Additive Manufacturing