Within THERMiO we work partly with intermetallic thermoelectrics, such as ZnSb and silicide-based materials, and partly with oxides. Synergy between the physicists working with the more mature intermetallics and the chemists exploring oxides is central, for instance in focus on oxidation of the former class and the physics of transport in the latter.
The research fellows are based and supervised at the physics groups LENS and Structure Physics and in the chemistry groups NAFUMA and FASE, all under the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology (SMN), and they share a cluster office in Oslo Science Park (Forskningsparken).
Dissemination and education are central, and THERMiO will organize seminars of various kinds and foci, open to all, and announced via this website, email, and social media. Persons, institutions, and companies in Norway and abroad are welcome to register to become member for receiving open information.
Institutes and companies which enter into direct collaboration with the cluster and our research fellows will become partners and the interaction regulated through a written agreement.