Resources Contact Us Home
Thermoelectric conversion material, thermoelectric conversion element using the material, cooling device and electric apparatus using the element, and electric power generation method and cool

Image Number 5 for United States Patent #7435896.

With conventional thermoelectric conversion materials, their thermoelectric conversion performance has been insufficient, and a problem has been to achieve stable performance in an oxidizing atmosphere and an air atmosphere. In view of this, according to the present invention, a thermoelectric material is made of a complex oxide that has vanadium oxide as its main component and is represented by the general formula A.sub.xVO.sub.x+1.5+d. Here, A is at least one selected from an alkali element, an alkaline-earth element, and a rare-earth element, x is a numerical value within the range of 0.2 to 2, and d is a non-stoichiometric ratio of oxygen and is a numerical value within the range of from -1 to 1.

  Recently Added Patents
High-density fiber optic modules and module housings and related equipment
Reading apparatus and reading method
Silicon carbide substrate, epitaxial wafer and manufacturing method of silicon carbide substrate
Semiconductor unit having a power semiconductor and semiconductor apparatus using the same
Memory controller including a hardware compression and decompression engine for managing system memory and graphical operations
Method and apparatus for receiving signals in a MIMO system with multiple channel encoders
Phase lock loop with injection pulse control
  Randomly Featured Patents
Thermosensitive recording material
Foldable adjustable cooling pack
Peralkylated oligopeptide mixtures
Electronically controlled suspension apparatus for use in anti-squat control
Ship with monocoque hull made of plastic-based composite material
Method and apparatus for treating the surface of an insulating strip
Method of producing composite welded components
High-side refrigeration system assembly adapted to be mounted in a refrigerator machinery compartment
Flexible plastic container with three chambers
Mold monitoring apparatus for injection molding machine