BATE – The Basic and Applied ThermoElectrics inititative
The mission of BATE is to participate in the international efforts to provide environmentally friendly and energy efficient heat-pumps and electricity generators through research emphasizing thermoelectric materials.
Thermoelectric materials can be used to convert temperature differences into electrical power using the thermoelectric effect. It also works the other way around, creating cooling from electrical power as in a Peltier device.
It is the interplay between the voltage at a given temperature difference (Seebeck coefficient), the electrical conductivity and the thermal conductivity that determines the energy efficiency of a thermoelectric material. One of our main tasks is to optimize these parameters.
Read more about thermoelectrics and our activities here.
-BATE meeting. Friday 4/10 at 14:45.
Presentation: half-Heusler synthesis
-BATE meeting. Friday 24/5 at 14:45.
Presentation: Cryomilled ZnSb
-BATE meeting. Friday 26/4 at 14:45.
Presentation: Different methods for direct measurement of the thermoelectric figure of merit
-BATE meeting. Friday 15/3 at 14:45.
Presentation: Thermoelectric properties of non-stoichiometric Ca3Co4O9+x
-BATE meeting. Friday 1/3 at 14:45.
Presentation: Let us not forget the electronic properties - an example based on ZnSb
BATE can offer projects within synthesis, modeling, measurements and structure studies. A Master project will typically be a combination of the activities listed above.
If you are interested in a Master project at BATE you can contact one of the following persons:
Johan Taftø, Department of Physics - email@example.com
Terje Finstad, Department of Physics - firstname.lastname@example.org
Truls Norby, Department of Chemistry - email@example.com