Rational design of p-type thermoelectric PbTe : Temperature dependent sodium solubility

@inproceedings{Yamini2013RationalDO,
  title={Rational design of p-type thermoelectric PbTe : Temperature dependent sodium solubility},
  author={Sima Aminorroaya Yamini and Teruyuki Ikeda and Aaron Lalonde and Yanzhong Pei and Shi Xue Doua and Goun Je and R. Snyder},
  year={2013}
}
Thermoelectric energy converters are expected to play a signicant role in clean and renewable energy, and to reduce the reliance on fossil fuelled heat engines that generate approximately 90% of the world's electrical power at a typical 30–40% efficiency. The maximum efficiency of thermoelectric materials is determined by the dimensionless gure of merit, zT 1⁄4 STs/(ke + kL), which is a function of lattice thermal conductivity (kL), electronic thermal conductivity (ke), the Seebeck… CONTINUE READING