MS&E Colloquium with Dr. Winnie Wong-Ng & Dr. Lawrence Cook
Date: March 28, 2008 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Location: 214 S. W. Mudd
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Chad Gurley by sending email to cg2029@columbia.edu .
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Dr. Winnie Wong-Ng and Dr. Lawrence Cook
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Functional Properties Group, Ceramics Division
Gaithersburg, MD

Thermoelectric Research at the Ceramics Division of National Institute of Standards & Technology

A challenge of the global economy in the new millennium is for both emerging and mature industries to provide inexpensive, efficient, compact and environmentally friendly cutting-edge technologies for energy conversion applications. In response to these needs, for the past two years, research activities at the Functional Properties Group of Ceramics Division of NIST have included standards and metrology of thermoelectric materials as part of its program. The development and distribution of standard reference materials (SRM ) for instrument calibration and for inter-laboratory data comparison has been one of the NIST core scientific activities. In this talk, I will give an overview of the thermoelectric materials, followed by a discussion of our efforts on the SRM development of the low temperature Seebeck coefficient standard for bulk materials, of new metrology developments for combinatorial films, and of thermoelectric materials structural characterization.

Hosted by Prof. Chan.