Accession Number:

AD0258988

Title:

THERMOELECTRIC POWER GENERATION AND RELATED PHENOMENA

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BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

An alloy of 85 GaAs-15 lAs was prepared by zone leveling at a slow crystallization rate, and an initial effort to prepare a GaSb-GaP alloy was undertaken. High-temperature electrical measurements were made on a GaAs-AlAs alloy and on a select d s ple of GaSb. Theoretical work on the electronic properties of GaAs and GaAs-AlAs based on the assumption of secondary minima in the conduction band has been carried ouand the predictions of theory compared with experimental results. Some difficulties have arisen in connection with the thermal-diffusivity measurements on GaAs-AlAs alloys and on germanium. Speculations on the origins of th se difficulties and measures being taken to surmount them are given. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE