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Feasibility of Cold Spray for the Application of Thermoelectric Materials
MAJ Matthew LaVallee, USMC
Thermoelectric generators convert heat energy into electricity and present a low-maintenance option for improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines. Magnesium silicide is a promising material for waste heat capture due to its light weight, low cost, abundance, thermoelectric efficiency, and low toxicity. The cold spray process is a means of using a high velocity gas jet to deposit high quality films without chemical changes to the precursor powders.