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ENABLES Project: Thermoelectric systems characterizations

​Exponential growth in the number of sensors and other connected devices has made the Internet of Things, or IoT, virtually ubiquitous. And, not surprisingly, energy production, storage, and management — vital to keeping IoT devices running — are now top of mind.

Published on 12 September 2022

The European EnABLES project, which kicked off in 2018 and ended in June 2022, focused on several new technologies with energy recovery and storage applications. The Tyndall National Institute in Ireland coordinated the project, which also involved major European research centers and universities active in IoT research and development. The project members made their labs and equipment available to international IoT stakeholders and sowed the seeds for future cooperation on IoT topics.

CEA-Liten brought its 20 years of experience with thermoelectricity — the key to converting heat into electricity in certain energy recovery systems — to the project, leveraging one of the largest thermoelectric materials and systems characterization facilities available anywhere in the world. With a comprehensive range of equipment for the study and testing of both solid and thin-film materials, CEA-Liten can take on practically any project that involves thermoelectric materials or devices. The institute has done research and development with labs at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada, the iMMC institute from UC Louvain in Belgium, and the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal, as well as with companies like RGS Development, MBN Nanomaterialia, Hahn Schickard, and ParsNord.

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