Thermal management

The cooling and temperature control of components and systems is playing an increasingly important role, particularly in the field of electronics. We offer solutions for thermal management based on heat pipes and Peltier coolers.

In the development of thermoelectric modules and systems for the conversion of waste heat into electricity (in the kilowatt range) and energy harvesting (in the milliwatt range), we can draw on over 20 years of experience – in material and module development, measurement technology, simulation processes and system construction.

 

Heat pipes

Heat pipes are highly effective at transferring heat, making them particularly suitable for hot-spot cooling in electronics. We can develop and characterize heat pipes of various designs according to individual requirements.

 

Switchable heat pipes

For future applications including electromobility, thermal switches need to become more efficient and cost-effective. We are researching new concepts for heat switches based on heat pipes.

 

Peltier modules

We produce Peltier modules in small batches on a partially automated module production line. Aside from module production, we also develop, build and characterize Peltier-based systems for specific applications.

 

Modules for waste heat recovery

Depending on the application, the thermoelectric modules differ in size, construction and design. We produce customized modules for efficient waste heat recovery and develop suitable assembly and connection technology.

 

Generator systems for waste heat conversion

Thermoelectric generators are robust, low-noise and low-maintenance, which makes them suitable for use in industrial and combustion plants.

Partners and Networks

  • ITS - International Thermoelectric Society
  • ETS - European Thermoelectric Society
  • Cluster Fuel Cell BW

Competence Center Heat Pipes

 

In the Competence Center Heat Pipes, we combine the expertise available in several Fraunhofer Institutes in the design, manufacture and characterization of heat pipes of various types.

Publications »Thermal management«

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2024 Switchable Heat Pipes for Eco-Friendly Battery Cooling in Electric Vehicles: A Life Cycle Assessment
Illner, Maike; Thüsing, Kai; Nioac de Salles, Ana Claudia; Trettenhann, Anian; Albrecht, Stefan; Winkler, Markus
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2024 Electrocaloric cooling system utilizing latent heat transfer for high power density
Metzdorf, Julius; Corhan, Patrick; Bach, David; Hirose, Sakyo; Lellinger, Dirk; Mönch, Stefan; Kühnemann, Frank; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Bartholome, Kilian
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2024 Customized measuring station for Peltier modules
Binninger, Roland; Unmüßig, Sabrina; Vergez, Marc; Bartel, Markus; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2024 Steigerung der Systemperformance eines elastokalorischen Kühlsystems
Bachmann, Nora
Dissertation
Doctoral Thesis
2024 Improved Switchable Heat Pipe Based on Adsorption: Against-Gravity Operation and Enhanced Dynamics
Boda, Simon; Winkler, Markus; Schießl, Robert; Teicht, Christian; Schwarz, Daniel; Schipper, Jan; Bartholome, Kilian; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Pappert, Sandra
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Einfluss der Präparation auf die strukturellen und physikalischen Eigenschaften von Chromsulfiden
Groeneveld, Dennis
Dissertation
Doctoral Thesis
2023 Aus Wärme Strom machen
Bach, David; Winkler, Markus; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Flat-Plate PHP with Gravity-Independent Performance and High Maximum Thermal Load
Winkler, Markus; Vergez, Marc; Mahlke, Andreas; Gebauer, Mathias; Müller, Phillip; Reising, Christoph; Bartholome, Kilian; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 Heatpipe-basierte Wärmeschalter für Energiesysteme
Teicht, Christian; Winkler, Markus
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2023 About the Impact of Defect Phases on the Thermoelectric Properties of Cr3S4-xSex
Groß, Hendrik; Dennis Groeneveld; Poschmann, Michael; Schürmann, Ulrich; König, Jan; Bensch, Wolfgang; Wöllenstein, Jürgen; Kienle, Lorenz
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Development and Examination of an Internally Switchable Thermosiphon
Voigt, Immanuel; Lütke, Niklas; Thüsing, Kai; Winkler, Markus; Drossel, Welf-Guntram
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Improved Thermal Switch Based on an Adsorption Material in a Heat Pipe
Winkler, Markus; Schipper, Jan; Teicht, Christian; Corhan, Patrick; Polyzoidis, Angelos; Bartholome, Kilian; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Pappert, Sandra
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Time-dependent investigation of a mechanochemical synthesis of bismuth telluride-based materials and their structural and thermoelectric properties
Groeneveld, Dennis; König, Jan D.; Poschmann, Michael; Groß, Hendrik; Bensch, Wolfgang; Kienle, Lorenz; Wöllenstein, Jürgen
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Verfahren zur Herstellung eines thermoelektrischen Moduls und thermoelektrisches Modul als Pressverband
Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Vetter, Uwe; Vergez, Marc; König, Jan
Patent
2022 Does a Low Amount of Substituents Improve the Thermoelectric Properties of Cr2-xMxS3 (M = Ti, V, Sn)?
Groß, Hendrik; Ekici, Yeliz; Poschmann, Michael; Groeneveld, Dennis; Dankwort, Torben; König, Jan; Bensch, Wolfgang; Kienle, Lorenz
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Modeling of an Elastocaloric Cooling System for Determining Efficiency
Bachmann, Nora; Schwarz, Daniel; Bach, David; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Koch, Thomas; Bartholome, Kilian
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Does Low-Level Substitution Aid in Improving Thermoelectric Properties? A Case Study of M0.1Ni0.9Cr2S4 (M = Mn, In)
Groß, Hendrik; Poschmann, Michael; Groeneveld, Dennis; König, Jan D.; Kienle, Lorenz; Bensch, Wolfgang
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Simulativer Vergleich tubularer Peltierelemente
Binninger, Roland; Pernau, Hans-Fridtjof; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Triebel, Florian; Polte, Mitchel; Uhlmann, Eckart
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Wärmerohr, System und Verfahren zum Schalten und/oder Programmieren eines Wärmetransports
Kluge, Martin; Clade, Jürgen; Eberl, Christoph; Winkler, Markus; Wischerhoff, Erik; Bartholome, Kilian; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Tutus, Murat; Krus, Martin
Patent
2021 Thermal Switch Based on an Adsorption Material in a Heat Pipe
Winkler, Markus; Teicht, Christian; Corhan, Patrick; Polyzoidis, Angelos; Bartholome, Kilian; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Pappert, Sandra
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Zur Steigerung der spezifischen Leistung eines magnetokalorischen Kühlsystems
Maier, Lena Maria
Dissertation
Doctoral Thesis
2021 High Power Density Thermoelectric Generators with Skutterudites
El Oualid, Soufiane; Kogut, Iurii R.; Benyahia, Mohamed; Geczi, Eugen; Kruck, Uwe; Kosior, Francis; Masschelein, Philippe; Candolfi, Christophe; Dauscher, Anne; König, Jan D.; Jacquot, Alexandre; Caillat, Thierry; Alleno, Eric; Lenoir, Bertrand
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Van der Pauw device used to investigate the thermoelectric power factor
Haupt, Sebastian; Edler, Frank; Bartel, Markus; Pernau, Hans-Fridtjof
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Magnetokalorische Wärmepumpen mit hohen Zyklusfrequenzen
Maier, Lena Maria; Hess, Tobias; Corhan, Patrick; Schmiz, Sophie; Bachmann, Nora; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Wöllenstein, Jürgen; Bartholome, Kilian
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2020 Small-Sized Pulsating Heat Pipes/Oscillating Heat Pipes with Low Thermal Resistance and High Heat Transport Capability
Winkler, Markus; Rapp, David; Mahlke, Andreas; Zunftmeister, Felix; Vergez, Marc; Wischerhoff, Erik; Clade, Jürgen; Bartholome, Kilian; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Method to characterize a thermal diode in saturated steam atmosphere
Maier, Lena Maria; Hess, Tobias; Kaube, Alexandra; Corhan, Patrick; Fitger, Andreas; Bachmann, Nora; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Wöllenstein, Jürgen; Bartholome, Kilian
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Synthesis, characterization and thermoelectric performance of Mg2(Si,Sn,Ge) materials using Si-kerf waste from photovoltaic technology
Mesaritis, George; Symeou, Elli; Delimitis, Andreas; Constantinou, Marios; Constantinides, Georgios; Jägle, Martin; Tarantik, Karina; Kyratsi, Theodora
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Active magnetocaloric heat pipes provide enhanced specific power of caloric refrigeration
Maier, Lena Maria; Corhan, Patrick; Barcza, Alexander; Vieyra, Hugo; Vogel, Christian; König, Jan D.; Schäfer-Welsen, Olaf; Wöllenstein, Jürgen; Bartholome, Kilian
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Purification by SPS and formation of a unique 3D nanoscale network: The showcase of Ni-Cr-S
Groß, Hendrik; Dankwort, Torben; Hansen, Anna-Lena; Schürmann, Ulrich; Düppel, Viola; Poschmann, Michael; Meingast, Arno; Groeneveld, Dennis; König, Jan D.; Bensch, Wolfgang; Kienle, Lorenz
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Elektronik entwärmen mit pulsierenden Heatpipes
Winkler, Markus; Bartholome, Kilian
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 thermoHEUSLER² - Systemintegration thermoelektrischer Abgaswärmeenergierückgewinnung
Tarantik, Karina; Kluge, Martin; Bartholomé, Kilian; König, Jan D.
Bericht
Report
2019 High-Pressure Sintering of Rhombohedral Cr2S3 Using Titanium-Zirconium-Molybdenum Tools
Groeneveld, Dennis; Groß, Hendrik; Hansen, Anna-Lena; Dankwort, Torben; Hansen, Julian; Wöllenstein, Jürgen; Bensch, Wolfgang; Kienle, Lorenz; König, Jan D.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Recycling Si-kerf from photovoltaics
Mesaritis, George; Symeou, Elli; Delimitis, Andreas; Oikonomidis, Sokratis; Jägle, Martin; Tarantik, Karina; Nicolaou, Christiana; Kyratsi, Theodora
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Thermoelectrics - next step in manufacturing
König, Jan D.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 thermoHEUSLER² - Systemintegration thermoelektrischer Abgaswärmeenergierückgewinnung. Gemeinsamer Schlussbericht
Bericht
Report
2018 Nanostructure features, phase relationships and thermoelectric properties of melt-spun and spark-plasma-sintered skutterudites
Kogut, Iurii R.; Nichkalo, Stepan I.; Ohorodniichuk, Viktroriia; Dauscher, Anne; Candolfi, Christophe; Masschelein, Philippe; Jacquot, Alexandre; Lenoir, Bertrand
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Thermoelectric stability of Eu- and Na-substituted PbTe
Wang, Xinke; Veremchuk, Igor; Burkhardt, Ulrich; Bobnar, Matej; Böttner, Harald; Kuo, Chang Yang; Chen, Chien Te; Chang, Chun Fu; Zhao, Jingtai; Grin, Yuri
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Structural properties of the thermoelectric material CuCrS2 and of deintercalated CuxCrS2 on different length scales
Hansen, Anna-Lena; Dankwort, Torben; Groß, Hendrik; Etter, Martin; König, Jan D.; Düppel, Viola; Kienle, Lorenz; Bensch, Wolfgang
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Reproducibility and reliability in manufacturing new high-temperature thermoelectric modules
Tarantik, Karina; Kluge, Martin; Bartholome, Kilian; Geczi, Eugen; Vetter, Uwe; Vergez, Mark; König, Jan D.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Abwärme als Energiequelle
Bartholome, Kilian; König, Jan D.; Pernau, Hans-Fridtjof; Balke, Benjamin
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Thermoelectric Skutterudite/oxide nanocomposites
Moure, Alberto; Rull-Bravo, Marta; Abad, Begona; Campo, Adolfo del; Munoz Rojo, Miguel; Aguirre, Myriam Haydee; Jacquot, Alexandre; Fernandez, Jose F.; Martin-Gonzalez, Marisol
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Iron disilicide as high-temperature reference material for traceable measurements of Seebeck coefficient between 300 K and 800 K
Ziolkowski, Pawel; Boor, Johannes de; Stiewe, Christian; Druschke, Ines; Zabrocki, Knud; Edler, Frank; Haupt, Sebastian; König, Jan D.; Mueller, Eckhard R.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Techniques for characterizing thermoelectric materials
Pernau, Hans-Fridtjof
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
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