Accession Number:

AD0266019

Title:

OPTIMIZATION OF THERMOELECTRIC ENERGY CONVERTERS

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GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE N Y

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Report Date:

1961-07-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Thermal s stem analyses of typical ater-cooled thermoelectric generators were made to establish optimized system performances and to determine the significance of changes in the properties of thermoelectric materials and other parameters. In the area of improving the utilization of thermoelectric materials, advances were made in increasing the temperature limits of encapsulation systems. Lead telluride was successfully encapsulated and 500 hour life tests at 600 C Th confirmed the merits of encapsulation. Three classes of materials were studied, covering both the theoretical and the practical problems involved in reaching the goal of better thermoelectric substances. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE