publications

Up to date, I have published 78 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 2 book chapters, and submitted 2 patents.

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(according to Google Scholar. Last consultation: September 10, 2014)

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2014

(78) “DC Magnetization Relaxation and the AC Susceptibility of YBCO Films with Strong Pinning” Miu, L., Mele, P., Ivan, I., Ionescu, A. M., & Miu. D. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. (2014) DOI: 10.1007/s10948-014-2652-7

(77) “Enhanced thermoelectric performance of Al-doped ZnO thin films on amorphous substrate” Saini, S., Mele, P., Honda, H., Henry, D. J., Hopkins, P. E., Molina-Luna, L., Matsumoto, K., Miyazaki, K., & Ichinose, A. Japan. J. Appl. Phys. 53 (2014) 060306

(76) “Efficiently Suppressed Thermal Conductivity in ZnO Thin Films via Periodic Introduction of Organic Layers” Tynell, T., Giri, A., Gaskins, J., Hopkins, P. E., Mele, P., Miyazaki, K., & Karppinen, M.. J. Mater Chem. A 2 (2014) 12150 DOI: 10.1039/C4TA02381A

(75) “Evolution of vortex dynamics in YBa2Cu3O7 films with nanorods by adding nanoparticles” Miu, L., Mele, P., Crisan, A., Ionescu, A., & Miu, D. Physica C 500 (2014) 40 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physc.2014.03.002

(74) “Thermoelectric properties of Al-doped ZnO thin films” S.Saini, P. Mele,  H. Honda, K.Matsumoto, K. Miyazaki, A. Ichinose, Journal of Electronic Materials, 43 (2014), 2145 DOI: 10.1007/s11664-014-2992-x

(73) “Tuning the microstructure and vortex pinning properties of YBCO-based superconducting nanocomposite films by controlling the target rotation speed” A. K. Jha, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, S. Saini, P. Mele, Y. Yoshida and S. Awaji, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27 (2014) 025009

(72) “Inversion of the upper critical field anisotropy in FeTeS films” - B. Maiorov, P. Mele, S. Baily, M. Weigand, S.-Z. Lin, F. Balakirev, K. Matsumoto, H. Nagayoshi, S. Fujita, Y.Yoshida, Y. Ichino, T. Kiss, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida and L. Civale, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 27 (2014) 044005 (71) “Development of Thermoelectric Module Based on Dense Ca3Co4O9 and Zn0. 98Al0.02O Legs” Mele, P., Kamei, H., Yasumune, H., Matsumoto, K., & Miyazaki, K.. Metals and Materials International 20 (2014) 389, DOI 10.1007/s12540-014-2024-7

2013

(70) “Enhanced thermoelectric properties of Al-doped ZnO thin films” Mele, P., Saini, S., Abe, H., Honda, H., Matsumoto, K., Miyazaki, K., Hagino, H., & Ichinose, A. (2013). MRS Online Proceedings Library, 1543, MRSS13-1543-H11-02.R1. doi: 10.1557/opl.2013.989

(69) “Effect of substrate on thermoelectric properties of Al-doped ZnO thin films” - P. Mele, S.Saini, H. Honda, K. Matsumoto, K. Miyazaki, H. Hagino, A. Ichinose Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 253903 (2013); doi: 10.1063/1.4812401

(68) “Inhibition of detrimental double vortex-kink formation in thick YBa2Cu3O7 films with BaZrO3 nanorods” - D. Miu,I. Ivan, A. Crisan, P. Mele, G. Jakob, and L. Miu, Superconductor Science and Technology 26 (2013) 045008

2012

(67) “An Explanation for Bends of 1-Dimensional Nanorods” - M. Mukaida, A. Ichinose, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, S Horii, Y. Yoshida, Physics Procedia 36 (2012) 1631

(66) “Relationship between critical current properties and nanorod morphology in REBa2Cu3O y thin films” - M. Haruta, N. Fujita, Y. Ogura, T. Nakata, T. Maeda, A. Ichinose, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto and S. Horii, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1434 (2012) doi:10.1557/opl.2012.1588

(65) “High vortex depinning temperatures in YBCO films with BZO nanorods” – L. Miu, I. Ivan, D. Miu, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, P. Mikheenko, A. Crisan, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 2012 DOI 10.1007/s10948-012-2019-x.

(64) “Superconducting properties of iron chalcogenide thin films” – P.Mele, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 13 (2012) 054301 (21pp) (topical review)

(63) “Nanostructured epitaxial thin films of Fe-based superconductors with enhanced superconducting properties” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, H. Nagayoshi, K. Fujita, Y. Yoshida, Y. Ichino, T. Kiss, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, B. Maiorov, F.F. Balakirev, S.A. Baily and L. Civale Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1434 (2012) mrss121434i1101 doi:10.1557/opl.2012.1419

(62) “Fe–Te–Se epitaxial thin films with enhanced superconducting properties”- P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, K. Fujita, Y. Yoshida, T. Kiss, A. Ichinose and M. Mukaida, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 25 (2012) 084021

(61) “Synthesis and characterization of YBa2Cu3Ox thin films incorporating length-controlled nanorods”- P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, Y. Honda, I. Tanaka, A. Ichinose, Y. Yoshida, Y. Ichino, M. Mukaida, R. Kita, World Journal of Engineering 7 (2012) 783

2011

(60) “Growth temperature dependence of flux pinning properties in ErBa2Cu3Oy thin films with nano-rods” M. Haruta, T. Sueyoshi, T. Fujiyoshi, M. Mukaida, H. Kai, K. Matsumoto, P. Mele, T. Maeda, S. Horii, Physica C 471 (2011) 944

(59) “Nanostructured superconductors with efficient vortex pinning” - X Obradors, T Puig, A Palau, A Pomar, F Sandiumenge, P Mele and K. Matsumoto. In D.L. Andrews, G.D. Scholes and G.P. Wiederrecht Eds., Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology, Vol. 3 pp. 303-349, Oxford: Academic Press 2011 (book chapter)

2010

(58) “Structural investigation of the BaSnO3-YBa2Cu3O7-d system” – S. Nagao, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, R. Kita, Physica C 470 (2010) 1304

(57) “Effect of indium doping on the superconducting properties of YBa2Cu3Oy sintered compounds and thin films” – R. Kita, S. Nakamura, K. Sakimoto, T. Nakamura, O. Miura, K. Matsumoto, P. Mele, K. Yamada, K. Kaneko, A. Ichinose, Physica C 470 (2010) 1198

(56) “Magnetisation relaxation in YBCO films with improved supercurrent transport properties” - L. Miu, I. Ivan, P. Badica, G. Jakob, D. Miu, P.Mele, K. Matsumoto, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, S. Horii, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 234 (2010) 012026

(55) “Origin of the fast magnetization relaxation at low temperatures in HTS with strong pinning” – L. Miu, I. Ivan, P. Badica, G. Jakob, D. Miu, P.Mele, K. Matsumoto, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, S. Horii, Physica C 470 (2010) 1126

(54) “Pulsed laser deposition and in-field characterization of FeTe0.8S0.2 epitaxial thin film with enhanced superconducting properties” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, Y. Haruyama, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, Y. Ichino, T.Kiss, A. Ichinose, Physica C 470 (2010) 1033

(53) “Synthesis and characterization of n-type and p-type thermoelectric oxides” – P. Mele, K. Matsumoto and K. Miyazaki, Trans. Mat. Res. Soc. Japan 35 (2010) 155.

(52) “In-field characterization of FeTe0.8S0.2 epitaxial thin film with enhanced superconducting properties” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, Y. Haruyama, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, Y. Ichino, T.Kiss, A. Ichinose, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 23 (2010) 052001 (rapid communication)

(51) “Artificial pinning center technology to enhance vortex pinning in YBCO coated conductors” – K. Matsumoto and P. Mele, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 23 (2010) 014001 (review paper)

2009

(50) “Flux pinning characteristics of artificial pinning centers with different dimensions” - K. Matsumoto, P. Mele, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, R. Kita, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond.19 (2009) 3248

(49) “Fabrication of Fe-Te-S superconducting epitaxial thin films by pulsed laser deposition” – P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, Y. Haruyama, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, T.Kiss, Applied Physics Express 2 (2009) 073002

(48) “Development of Al2O3-ZnO/Ca3Co4O9 module for thermoelectric power generation” – P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Azuma, K. Kamesawa, S. Tanaka, J. Kurosaki, K. Miyazaki, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. (2009) 1166-N03-23

(47) “Microstructures of REBa2Cu3Oy films containing artificial pinning centers of various dimensions” – A. Ichinose, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, H. Kai, M. Takamura, K. Yamada, M. Mukaida, S. Horii, S. Funaki, Y. Ichino, Y. Yoshida, R. Kita, Physica C 469 (2009) 1374

(46) “Systematic study of BaSnO3 doped YBa2Cu3O7-x films” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, R. Kita, Physica C 469 (2009) 1380

(45) “Control of the glass-liquid transition temperature in YBa2Cu3O7−x films” – T. Horide, K. Matsumoto, P. Mele, Y. Yoshida, A. Ichinose, R. Kita, S. Horii, M. Mukaida, Phys. Rev. B 79 (2009) 092504

(44) “Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties in the Nd2O3-Gd2O3 mixed system synthesized at 1200 °C” - P. Mele, C. Artini, A. Ubaldini, G. A. Costa, M. M. Carnasciali, R. Masini, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 70 (2009) 276

2008

(43) “Systematic study of the BaSnO3 insertion effect on the properties of YBa2Cu3O7-x films prepared by pulsed laser ablation” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, R. Kita, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 21 (2008) 125017

(42) “Microstructures of REBa2Cu3Oy adding BaZrO3 or BaSnO3” - A. Ichinose, P. Mele, T. Horide, K. Matsumoto, G. Goto, M. Mukaida, R. Kita, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii Physica C 468 (2008) 1627

(41) “Incorporation of Double Artificial Pinning Centers in YBa2Cu3O7-x films” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, Y. Yoshida, M. Mukaida, S. Horii, R. Kita, Physica C 468 (2008) 1631

(40) “The crossover from the vortex glass to the Bose glass in nanostructured YBa2Cu3O7-x films” - T. Horide, K. Matsumoto, P. Mele, A. Ichinose, R. Kita, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii , Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 (2008) 182511

(39) “Phase stability study of the pseudobinary system Gd2O3-Nd2O3 (T £ 1350 °C)” – G. A. Costa, C. Artini, A. Ubaldini, M. M. Carnasciali, P. Mele, R. Masini, J. of Th. Anal. and Calorim. 92 (2008) 101

(38) “Effects of c-axis correlated disorders on the vortex diagram of the pinning state” – M. Namba, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe, T. Nojima, S. Okayasu, M. Miura, Y. Ichino, Y. Yoshida, Y. Takai, T. Horide, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, Applied Physics Express 1 (2008) 031703

(37) “Vortex pinning phase diagram for various kinds of c-axis correlated disorders in RE123 films” – S. Awaji, M. Namba, K. Watanabe, T. Nojima, S. Okayasu, T. Horide, P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, M. Miura, Y. Ichino, Y. Yoshida, Y. Takai, E. Kampert, U. Zeitler, J. Perenboom, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 97 (2008) 012328

(36) “Ultra-high flux pinning properties of BaMO3-doped YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films (M= Zr, Sn)” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, Y. Yoshida, M. Mukaida, S. Horii, R. Kita, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 21 (2008) 032002 (rapid communication)

(35) “Double artificial pinning centers incorporation in YBa2Cu3O7-d films” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, R. Kita, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 21 (2008) 015019.

2007

(34) “Microstructures of BaZrO3-doped ErBa2Cu3Oy films fabricated by different BaZrO3 supply” – A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, P. Mele, T. Horide, K. Matsumoto, R. Kita, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, Physica C 463-465 (2007) 657

(33) “YBa2Cu3O7-x +YSZ mixed films with enhanced critical current densities in magnetic field” - P . Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, Physica C 463-465 (2007) 653

(32) “Fabrication of thick YBa2Cu3O7-x films on optimized SrTiO3 buffered-MgO single crystals” - P . Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond.17 (2007) 3713

(31) “Insertion of nanoparticulate artificial pinning centers in YBa2Cu3O7-x films by laser ablation of a Y2O3-surface modified target”- P . Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 20 (2007) 616

(30) “Enhanced high-field performance in PLD films fabricated by ablation of YSZ-added YBa2Cu3O7-x target”- P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii、Supercond. Sci. Technol. 20 (2007) 244.

2006

(29) “Growth and structural characterisation of needlelike crystals in the Y-Ba–Cu-O system” – P. Mele, A. Ubaldini, M. M. Carnasciali, G. A. Costa, M.Scavini, Crystal Growth and Design, 6 (2006) 1761.

(28) “Critical current enhancement in PLD YBCO films using artificial pinning centers” - P . Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, O. Miura, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, and S. Horii、Physica C 445-448 (2006), 648-651

(27) “Tuning of the critical current in YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films by controlling the size and density of Y2O3 nanoislands on annealed SrTiO3 substrates” - P . Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, O. Miura, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii、Supercond. Sci. Technol. 19 (2006) 44.

2005

(26) “Control of Y2O3 nano-islands density to introduce artificial pinning centers in YBCO thin films” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, O. Miura, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, and S. Horii, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol 868E (2005) C8.14.1

(25) “Control of Y2O3 nano-islands deposition parameters in order to induce defects formation and influence the critical current density of YBCO films” - P. Mele, K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, O. Miura, A. Ichinose, M. Mukaida, Y. Yoshida, S. Horii, Physica C 426-431 (2005) 1108

(24) “Effects of artificial pinning centers on vortex pinning in high-temperature superconducting films” - K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, P. Mele, Y. Yoshida, M. Mukaida, A. Ichinose, S. Horii, Physica C 426-431 (2005) 1091

(23) “Jc enhancement in YBa2Cu3Ox thin films by introduction of one-dimensional artificial pinning centers” - K. Matsumoto, T. Horide, P. Mele, A. Ichinose, S. Horii, Y. Yoshida, M.Mukaida, K.Osamura, IEEE Trans Sup. 15(2) (2005) 3774.

2004

(22) “Growth and structural characterisation of needle-like metastable crystals in the Nd-Ba-(Al)-Cu-O system” - M.Scavini, P.Mele, G.A.Costa, M.Ferretti, Crystal Growth and Design, 4 (2004) 1259.

(21) “Synthesis and characterisation of RuSr2NdxGd1-xCu2O8 compounds (x = 0, 0.03, 0.06, and 0.12)” - P. Mele, C. Artini, R. Masini, G. A. Costa, A. Hu, N. Chikumoto, M. Murakami, Physica C 412-414 (2004) 196.

(20) “Variations in structural and physical properties of sintered RuSr2GdCu2O8 samples submitted to annealing and deoxygenation procedures” - M.R. Cimberle, R. Masini, E. Gilioli, F.Cordero, C. Artini, M. Ferretti, P. Mele, A. Martinelli, JMMM 272-276 (2004) e1047.

(19) “Dependence of the structural and physical properties of Ru-1212 compound on the thermal treatment and oxygen content” -. R. Cimberle, R. Masini, E. Gilioli, C. Artini, G.A. Costa, M. Ferretti, P. Mele, A. Martinelli, Physica C 408-410 (2004) 187.

(18) “Orthorombic lattice deformation of GdSr2RuCu2O8 from HRTEM and XPRD analysis” - A. Martinelli, C. Artini, M.R. Cimberle, G. Costa, M. Ferretti, R. Masini, P. Mele, Phys. Rev. B 69 (2004) 52507.

2003

(17) “Synthesis and superconductive characterisation of RuSr2NdxGd1-xCu2O8 compounds (x = 0, 0.09, 0.18, 0.35)” - P. Mele, C. Artini, R. Masini, G. A. Costa, A. Hu, N. Chikumoto, M. Murakami, Physica C 391 (2003) 49.

(16) “Study of tetragonal pnictide oxides M4Pn2O (M=Ca, Sr and Ba and Pn=As, Sb, Bi): a layered compound related to the La2CuO4+x superconductor” - C.Artini, M.M. Carnasciali, G.A. Costa, E.Magnone, P.Mele in “Science and engineering of HTC superconductivity”, P.V.Vincenzini Ed., Techna Srl, 2003, p. 143

(15) “Growth of single crystals in RE-Ba-Cu-O systems (RE = Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu) by an unconventional technique” - P. Mele, G.A. Costa, M.M. Carnasciali and M.Ferretti in “Science and engineering of HTC superconductivity”, P.V.Vincenzini Ed., Techna Srl, 2003, p. 15.

(14) “Wetting of YBCO by liquid silver” - G.A.Costa, A.Lionello, P.Mele, L.Morbelli, , Int J Mod Phys B 17 (2003) 960

(13) “Characterisation of Al defects in SmBa2Cu3-xAlxO6+d superconductor” M.Scavini,L.Mollica, R.Bianchi, G.A.Costa, M.Ferretti, P.Mele, A.Ubaldini, P.Ghigna, L.Malavasi, P.Mustarelli , Int J Mod Phys B 17 (2003) 936

(12) “Growth of single crystals in Ru-Sr-Gd-Cu-O system” - C.Artini, G.A.Costa, M.M.Carnasciali, M.Ferretti, R.Masini, P.Mele, Int J Mod Phys B 17 (2003) 716

2002

(11) “Search for new superconducting oxides in M4Pn2O phases (M=Ca, Sr, Ba and Pn=As, Sb, Bi)” - C.Artini, M.M.Carnasciali, G.A.Costa, E.Magnone, P.Mele, Physica C 372-376P2 (2002) 1266.

(10) “Contribution to the study of phase interactions and morphology in YBCO/Ag melt-processed composites” - G.A.Costa, P.Mele, Physica C 372-376P2 1174.(2002)

2001

(9) “Thermal and microstructural analysis of the Y-Ba-Cu-O/Ag equilibrium around the critical composition YBa2Cu3Ox/Ag 35 wt.%”.- G.A.Costa and P.Mele, , J. of Thermal anal. and Calorim., 66 (2001) 17.

2000

(8) “Morphologic and electric characterization of YBa2Cu3Ox/Ag composites” - G.A.Costa and P.Mele, Int. J. of Mod. Phys. B 14 (2000) 2834.

(7) “Fabrication and characterization of large grains grown on YBCO pellets by seeded melt texturing ” - M.Ferretti, B.Ghiso, E.Magnone, P.Mele, A,Ubaldini, G.A.Costa, I.Monot-Laffez, F.Giovannelli, C.Leblond-Harnois, Int. J. of Mod. Phys. B 14 (2000) 2652.

(6) “The influence of Ag on Y-Ba-Cu-O equilibrium diagram around the Y-123 superconducting phase” - G.A.Costa, E.A.Franceschi and P.Mele, J. of Thermal Anal. and Calorim., 61 (2000) 539.

(5) “Percolation effects of YBa2Cu3Ox phase in the Y2BaCuO5 green phase” - G.A.Costa, P.Mele and A.Ubaldini, Inst. Phys. Conf. Ser. No 167, IOP Publishing Press, 2000, p. 299.

(4) “The influence of Ag and Ag(In) alloy on Y-Ba-Cu-O equilibria around the Y-123 superconducting phase” - G.A.Costa, E.A.Franceschi and P.Mele, Phil. Mag. B, 80 (2000) 1113.

1999

(2) “Performing effective YBCO grain alignment and growth by silver and spurious phase addition” - G.A.Costa and P.Mele, International Journal of Modern Physics B, 13 (1999) 1011.

(1) “Synthesis of bulk superconductors REBa2Cu3O7-x (RE = Y, Sm, Eu) through a melt texturing process involving Ag Additions” - G.A.Costa, M.Ferretti, E.Magnone,P.Mele and M.Napoletano, «Science and engineering of HTC superconductivity», P.V.Vincenzini Ed., Techna Srl, 1999, p. 75.

Other (not referred) - 2004

“Study of High-Tc superconductors related to the “123” structure” - P. Mele, in “Breve compendio della Cooperazione Scientifica Italo-giapponese”, Quaderni della Camera di commercio Italiana in Giappone, 2004, p. 25

Book chapters

“Magnetization Relaxation in Superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 Films with Embedded Nanorods and Nanoparticles”. Miu, L., Mele, P., Ivan, I., Ionescu, A. M., Crisan, A., Badica, P., & Miu, D. (2014). Chapter 9 in Kuncser, V & Miu, L. (Ed.), Size Effects in Nanostructures, Springer Series in Materials Science, 205. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-44479-5_9 Book ISBN: 978-3-662-44478-8

Nanostructured superconductors with efficient vortex pinning” - X Obradors, T Puig, A Palau, A Pomar, F Sandiumenge, P Mele and K. Matsumoto. In D.L. Andrews, G.D. Scholes and G.P. Wiederrecht Eds., Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology, Vol. 3 pp. 303-349, Oxford: Academic Press 2011

Patents

“Nano-composite thermo-electric energy harvester and fabrication method thereof” Inventors: Abdalla Darwish, 67 Monterrey, Kenner, LA 70065, USA; Paolo Mele, 1-3-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8530, Japan; Sergey Sarkisov, 2305 Fleer Circle, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA Application submitted in August 2014 – Under filing. Place of performance: 2305 Fleer Circle, Huntsville, AL 35803, USA

“Production of porous thermoelectric bulk materials incorporating nanoparticles as well as production of devices based on them” (Japanese title: ナノ組織を有するバルク状熱電換多孔体、ナノ粒子を用いたバルク状熱電変換多孔体の製造方法、及びその製造装置), Japanese patent 2011-249672 Patentees: K, Miyazaki, H. Nagai, S. Tanaka, P. Mele, M. Kashiwagi, K. Matsumoto