Physical Sciences

Title :

Synergizing Thermoelectric and Caloric Effects in Materials for Efficient Cooling Technology

Area of research :

Physical Sciences

Focus area :

Engineering, Physics

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Sudhindra Rayaprol, Scientist-G, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Mumbai Centre

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Executive Summary :

Thermoelectric materials are used for converting thermal energy into electricity, refrigeration, and heating, saving fuel and increasing reliability in everyday applications like automotive generators and power spacecraft. They are solid-state devices without moving parts, making them more efficient. Researchers are exploring oxide materials with high zT and low thermal conductivity over a wide temperature range, and magnetic thermoelectric materials. Combining thermoelectric and caloric properties in a single-phase compound can lead to new functional materials.

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