Influence of thermal environment on optimal working conditions of thermoelectric generators

  title={Influence of thermal environment on optimal working conditions of thermoelectric generators},
  author={Y. Apertet and Henni Ouerdane and Christophe Goupil and Philippe Lecoeur},
  journal={Journal of Applied Physics},
Optimization analysis of thermoelectric generators operation is of importance both for practical applications and theoretical considerations. Depending on the desired goal, two different strategies are possible to achieve high performance: through optimization one may seek either power output maximization or conversion efficiency maximization. Recent literature reveals the persistent flawed notion that these two optimal working conditions may be achieved simultaneously. In this article, we lift… 

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