OTE-POWER project aims to develop and demonstrate a high-temperature oxide thermoelectric (OTE) module which will be integrated in a thermoelectric generator system.

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Associated with many industrial and social activities of mankind, a large amount of thermal energy is available from the waste heat. Thermoelectric conversionoffers a very promising method to convert waste heat directly into electricity, thus improves

the energy efficiency and reduces the CO2 emission. Here, we are working on the thermoelectric materials and modules which will be used at high temperature environments and composed of nontoxic, low-cost oxides.

This project is sponsored by Programme Commission on Energy and Environment (EnMi) which is part of the Danish Council for Strategic Research (Contract No. 10-093971). The partners in the project consortium have outstanding international expertise within thermoelectric research and development. Our research groups represent five leading laboratories in Denmark, Japan and the US, while industry participation ensures strong links to both technology providers and end-users.


· Size and Morphology Dependence of ZnO Nanoparticles Synthesized by a Fast Continuous Flow Hydrothermal Method

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We have investigated the formation of ZnO nanoparticles using a fast continuous flow hydrothermal synthesis method. The synthesis conditions have been varied with respect to temperature, pH, and concentration of the Zn(NO3)2•4H2O + NaOH aqueous precursor.

The different conditions affect the size, morphology, and crystallinity of the produced ZnO nanoparticles…

· Martin Søndergaard, Espen D. Bøjesen, Mogens Christensen*, and Bo B. Iversen. Crystal Growth & Design 2011,11 (9), 4027-4033.



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