Nanostructured Thermoelectrics

  title={Nanostructured Thermoelectrics},
  author={Paothep Pichanusakorn and Prabhakar R. Bandaru},
  journal={physica status solidi (a)},

Thermoelectrics: Physical Mechanisms

Direct energy conversion from thermal to electrical energy, based on thermoelectric effect, is attractive for potential applications in waste heat recovery and environmentally friendly refrigeration.

Flexible thermoelectric materials and devices

A Review on Fundamentals, Design and Optimization to High ZT of Thermoelectric Materials for Application to Thermoelectric Technology

Thermoelectricity has been proven as a potential technology for the conversion of waste heat into usable electricity. It involves primarily three parameters, namely the Seebeck coefficient,

Recent progress in thermoelectric materials

Direct conversion of heat into electricity through advanced thermoelectric (TE) materials has been one of the most attractive solutions to the severe environmental and energy issues facing humanity.

Nanoscale Thermoelectrics: A Study of the Absolute Seebeck Coefficient of Thin Films

The worlds demand for energy is ever increasing. Likewise, the environmental impact of climate change due generating that energy through combustion of fossil fuels is increasingly alarming. Due to

One-Dimensional Nanostructure Engineering of Conducting Polymers for Thermoelectric Applications

The past few decades have witnessed considerable progress of conducting polymer-based organic thermoelectric materials due to their significant advantages over the traditional inorganic materials.



Thermoelectrics: Basic Principles and New Materials Developments

1 Historical Development.- 2 Transport of Heat and Electricity in Solids.- 3 Selection and Optimization Criteria.- 4 Measurement and Characterization.- 5 Review of Established Materials and Devices.-

The best thermoelectric.

  • G. MahanJ. Sofo
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1996
A delta-shaped transport distribution is found to maximize the thermoelectric properties, indicating that a narrow distribution of the energy of the electrons participating in the transport process is needed for maximum thermoelectedric efficiency.

Applications in thermoelectricity

Phase Transformations in Metals and Alloys

Understanding a phase transformation involves an appreciation of the reasons for its occurrence and of the mode or modes by which it takes place. The former will not be explored herein beyond noting

Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

This study of the theory of electrical and thermal conduction in metals, semiconductors, and insulators is written at a level appropriate to graduate students and research workers and assumes some

The physics of low-dimensional semiconductors

Preface Introduction 1. Foundations 2. Electrons and phonons in crystals 3. Heterostructures 4. Quantum wells and low-dimensional systems 5. Tunnelling transport 6. Electric and magnetic fields 7.

Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light

Since it was first published in 1995, Photonic Crystals has remained the definitive text for both undergraduates and researchers on photonic band-gap materials and their use in controlling the

The Theory of the Properties of Metals and Alloys

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AbstractTHE great interest with which the electron theory of metals has been received by physicists is due chiefly to two reasons. The first is the practical importance of metals and their great

Semiconductor Physics: An Introduction

1. Elementary Properties of Semiconductors.- 2. Energy Band Structure.- 3. Semiconductor Statistics.- 4. Charge and Energy Transport in a Nondegenerate Electron Gas.- 5. Carrier Diffusion Processes.-

Quantum Semiconductor Structures: Fundamentals and Applications

Introduction. The Advent of Ultrathin, Well-Contained Semiconductor Heterostructures. A Prerequisite. The Mastering of Semiconductor Purity and Interfaces. The Electronic Properties of Thin