NanoCaTe, a project co-financed by the European Commission, will develop a more efficient thermoelectric- and storage material based on nanocarbon to reclaim waste heat by thermoelectric generators and to storage the energy in super capacitors or secondary batteries for manifold applications like pulsed sensors or mobile electronic devices.


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Nº3 - MAY 2016


Workshop Energy Harvesting Systems – FlexTEG 2016

The 3rd NANOCATE workshop will be hosted by Fraunhofer IWS from the 26th to the 27th of September 2016 in Dresden (Germany).

The Workshop that will be focused on all aspects of energy harvesting systems addressing material development and production technologies and system design will be a good opportunity to disseminate the NANOCATE project. The aim of the workshop is to boost scientific exchange on topics concerning durable and/or miniaturized energy harvesting and storage.

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NANOCATE in the frame of the E-MRS Spring meeting

From the 2nd to the 6th of May 2016 , NANOCATE project along with three invited speakers from LEITAT, VTT and IPM have been part of the E-MRS Spring meeting entitled:“Materials and systems for micro-energy harvesting and storage” in Lille, France.

In the frame of this symposium, which is widely recognized as being one of the highest international significance, NANOCATE ,along with other projects, celebrated a workshop organized by Synergy that have covered topics as materials and system issues for thermal energy microharvesters and materials and system issues for mechanical energy microharvesters, to name but a few.

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NANOCATE Project 30th month Meeting took place from the 4th to the 6th April 2016 in Dresden (Germany), in order to discuss current focuses, all the work packages results and decisions on future actions.

On the first day, the Steering Committee discussed the most relevant issues in where decisions needed to be made. This was extended to the whole consortium in the following days during the General Assembly, where the entire consortium discussed about the monitoring of effective implementation of the project. Moreover, during the second and the third day, partners presented their main results and an evaluation of technical progress on WP-level was carried out.

NANOCATE in the frame of the International Exhibition and Conference for Printed Electronics

The NANOCATE project was presented in the LOPEC, the world’s leading exhibition for printed electronics. This conference which was held in Munich from the 5th to the 7th of April in Munich was a good opportunity to disseminate the results of the project. Both Fraunhofer IWS and LEITAT had a booth at the exhibition where they presented the results and the project itself.

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NANOCATE in the 45th European Solid-State Device Research Conference

In the frame of this conference, which took place in Graz (Austria) from the 14th to the 18th of September 2015, the Technische Universitaet Graz held an oral presentation in order to present the NANOCATE project and the results achieved so far.

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NanoCaTe publications

The amazing work the NANOCATE consortium is doing is reflected on the 12 papers already published:
  • Roch, A., Stepien, L., Roch, T., Dani, I., Leyens, C., Jost, O., & Leson, A.. Optical absorption spectroscopy and properties of single walled carbon nanotubes at high temperature. Synthetic Metals, 197, 182-187 (2014).
  • Thomas Lehmann, Dmitry A. Ryndyk, Gianaurelio Cuniberti. Enhanced thermoelectric  figure of merit in polycrystalline carbon nanostructures. Physical Review B, 2015. 
  • Le Thanh Hung,Ngo Van Nong, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Man Hoang Viet, Benjamin Balke, Li Han, Eugen Stamate, Søren Linderoth, Nini Pryds. High performance p-type segmented leg of misfit-layered cobaltite and half-Heusler alloy. Energy Conversion and Management, 2015.
  • Lukas Stepien, Aljoscha Roch, Sarah Schlaier, Ines Dani, Anton Kiriy, Frank Simon, Marian v. Lukowicz, Christoph Leyens. Investigation of the Thermoelectric Power Factor of KOH-Treated PEDOT:PSS Dispersions for Printing Applications. Energy Harvesting and Systems, 2015.
  • Kappel, R., M. Auer, W. Pribyl, G. Hofer, and G. Holweg. Using thermoelectric energy harvesting to power a self-sustaining temperature sensor in body area networks. Energy Harvesting and Systems, 2015.
  • Biplab Paul, Jeremy L. Schroeder, Sit Kerdsongpanya, Ngo Van Nong, Norbert Schell, Daniel Ostach, Jun Lu, Jens Birch, Per Eklund. Mechanism of Formation of the Thermoelectric Layered Cobaltate Ca3Co4O9 by Annealing of CaO-CoO Thin Films. Advanced Electronic Materials, 2015.
  • Le Thanh Hung, Ngo Van Nong, Li Han, Rasmus Bjørk, Pham Hoang Ngan, Tim C. Holgate, Benjamin Balke, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Søren Linderoth, and Nini Pryds. Segmented thermoelectric oxide-based module for high temperature waste heat harvesting. Energy technology, 2015.
  • Aljoscha Rocha, Moritz Greifzub, Esther Roch Talensa, Lukas Stepiena, Teja Rocha, Judith Hegea, Ngo Van Nongd, Tino Schmielb, Ines Dania, Christoph Leyensa, e, Oliver Josta, Andreas Lesona. Ambient effects on the electrical conductivity of carbon nanotubes. Carbon, 2015.
  • Bjørk, Rasmus. An Analytical Model for the Influence of Contact Resistance on Thermoelectric Efficiency. Journal of Electronic Materials, 2016.
  • Bjørk, Rasmus. The Universal Influence of Contact Resistance on the Efficiency of a Thermoelectric Generator. Journal of Electronic Materials, 2016.
  • Thomas Lehmann, Dmitry A. Ryndyk, and Gianaurelio Cuniberti. Enhanced thermoelectric figure of merit in polycrystalline carbon nanostructures. Phys. Rev.B, 2015.
  • Thomas Lehmann, Dmitry A. Ryndyk, and Gianaurelio Cuniberti. Thermoelectric properties of nanocarbons: Atomistic modelling. Phys. Status Solidi A, 2015.
Project coordinator:
Dr. Aljoscha Roch
Phone: +49 351 83391- 3415
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