Near-field radiative thermoelectric energy converters: a review

  title={Near-field radiative thermoelectric energy converters: a review},
  author={Eric J Tervo and Elham Bagherisereshki and Zhuomin M. Zhang},
  journal={Frontiers in Energy},
Radiative thermoelectric energy converters, which include thermophotovoltaic cells, thermoradiative cells, electroluminescent refrigerators, and negative electroluminescent refrigerators, are semiconductor p-n devices that either generate electricity or extract heat from a cold body while exchanging thermal radiation with their surroundings. If this exchange occurs at micro or nanoscale distances, power densities can be greatly enhanced and near-field radiation effects may improve performance… CONTINUE READING


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