Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Author: Lidong Chen,Ruiheng Liu,Xui Shi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN 10: 0128184140
ISBN 13: 9780128184141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Book Review:

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices summarizes the latest research achievements over the past 20 years of thermoelectric material and devices, most notably including new theory and strategies of thermoelectric materials design and the new technology of device integration. The book's author has provided a bridge between the knowledge of basic physical/chemical principles and the fabrication technology of thermoelectric materials and devices, providing readers with research and development strategies for high performance thermoelectric materials and devices. It will be a vital resource for graduate students, researchers and technologists working in the field of energy conversion and the development of thermoelectric devices. Discusses the new theory and methods of thermoelectric materials design Combines scientific principles, along with synthesis and fabrication technologies in thermoelectric materials Presents the design optimization and interface technology for thermoelectric devices Introduces thermoelectric polymers and organic-inorganic thermoelectric composites

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
Author: Iris Nandhakumar,Neil M. White,Stephen Beeby
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2016-09-02
ISBN 10: 178262323X
ISBN 13: 9781782623236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Materials and Devices Book Review:

Authoritative account of recent developments in thermoelectric materials and devices for power energy harvesting applications, ideal for researchers and industrialists in materials science.

Advanced Thermoelectrics

Advanced Thermoelectrics
Author: Zhifeng Ren,Yucheng Lan,Qinyong Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 790
Release: 2017-11-06
ISBN 10: 1498765734
ISBN 13: 9781498765732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Thermoelectrics Book Review:

This book provides an overview on nanostructured thermoelectric materials and devices, covering fundamental concepts, synthesis techniques, device contacts and stability, and potential applications, especially in waste heat recovery and solar energy conversion. The contents focus on thermoelectric devices made from nanomaterials with high thermoelectric efficiency for use in large scale to generate megawatts electricity. Covers the latest discoveries, methods, technologies in materials, contacts, modules, and systems for thermoelectricity. Addresses practical details of how to improve the efficiency and power output of a generator by optimizing contacts and electrical conductivity. Gives tips on how to realize a realistic and usable device or module with attention to large scale industry synthesis and product development. Prof. Zhifeng Ren is M. D. Anderson Professor in the Department of Physics and the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston. Prof. Yucheng Lan is an associate professor in Morgan State University. Prof. Qinyong Zhang is a professor in the Center for Advanced Materials and Energy at Xihua University of China.

Thermoelectric Materials

Thermoelectric Materials
Author: Enrique Maciá
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 9814463531
ISBN 13: 9789814463539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

Environmental and economic concerns have significantly spurred the search for novel, high-performance thermoelectric materials for energy conversion in small-scale power generation and refrigeration devices. This quest has been mainly fueled by the introduction of new designs and the synthesis of new materials. In fact, good thermoelectric materials must simultaneously exhibit extreme properties: they must have very low thermal conductivity values and both electrical conductivity and Seebeck coefficient high values as well. Since these transport coefficients are interrelated, the required task of optimization is a formidable one. Thus, thermoelectric materials provide a full-fledged example of interdisciplinary research connecting fields such as solid-state physics, materials science engineering, and structural chemistry and raise the need of gaining proper knowledge of the role played by the electronic structure in the thermal and electrical transport properties of solid matter. This book presents a detailed, updated introduction to the field of thermoelectric materials in a tutorial way, focusing on both basic notions and fundamental questions and illustrating the abstract concepts with suitable application examples. It discusses thermoelectric effects, the transport coefficients and their mutual relations, the efficiency of thermoelectric devices, and some notions on the characterization and related industry standards. It also reviews the two basic strategies for optimizing the thermoelectric performance of materials: the control of thermal conductivity and the power factor enhancement. It discusses structural complexity approach, focusing on complex enough lattice structures with heavy atoms in the unit-cell or nanostructured systems characterized by low-dimensional effects, and introducing different kinds of bulk materials of growing chemical and structural complexity. It also discusses the electronic structure engineering approach that focuses on obtaining a guiding principle, in terms of an electronic band structure tailoring process, and describes the role played by the electronic structure in the thermoelectric performance of different materials.

Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Materials

Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Materials
Author: Veljko Zlatic,Alexander Hewson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN 10: 9048128927
ISBN 13: 9789048128921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

As concerns with the efficient use of energy resources, and the minimization of environmental damage have come to the fore, there has been a renewed interest in the role that thermoelectric devices could play in generating electricity from waste heat, enabling cooling via refrigerators with no moving parts, and many other more specialized applications. The main problem in realizing this ambition is the rather low efficiency of such devices for general applications. This book deals with the proceedings of a workshop addressed that problems by reviewing the latest experimental and theoretical work on suitable materials for device applications and by exploring various strategies that might increase their efficiency. The proceedings cover a broad range of approaches, from the experimental work of fabricating new compounds through to theoretical work in characterizing and understanding their properties. The effects of strong electron correlation, disorder, the proximity to metal-insulator transitions, the properties of layered composite materials, and the introduction of voids or cages into the structure to reduce the lattice thermal conductivity are all explored as ways of enhancing the efficiency of their use in thermoelectric devices.

Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials
Author: Ranjan Kumar,Ranber Singh
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2021-06-03
ISBN 10: 0128204397
ISBN 13: 9780128204399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials reviews emerging thermoelectric materials, including skutterudites, clathrates, and half-Heusler alloys. In addition, the book discusses a number of oxides and silicides that have promising thermoelectric properties. Because 2D materials with high figures of merit have emerged as promising candidates for thermoelectric applications, this book presents an updated introduction to the field of thermoelectric materials, including recent advances in materials synthesis, device modeling, and design. Finally, the book addresses the theoretical difficulties and methodologies of computing the thermoelectric properties of materials that can be used to understand and predict highly efficient thermoelectric materials. This book is a key reference for materials scientists, physicists, and engineers in energy. Reviews the most relevant, emerging thermoelectric materials, including 2D materials, skutterudites, clathrates and half-Heusler alloys Focuses on how electronic structure engineering can lead to improved materials performance for thermoelectric energy conversion applications Includes the latest advances in the synthesis, modeling and design of advanced thermoelectric materials

Novel Thermoelectric Materials and Device Design Concepts

Novel Thermoelectric Materials and Device Design Concepts
Author: Sergey Skipidarov,Mikhail Nikitin
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 3030120570
ISBN 13: 9783030120573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Thermoelectric Materials and Device Design Concepts Book Review:

This book presents and facilitates the interchange of new research and development results concerned with hot topics in thermoelectric generators (TEGs) research, development and production. Topics include prospective thermoelectric materials for manufacturing TEGs operating in low-, mid-, and high temperature ranges, thermal and mechanical degradation issues in prospective thermoelectric materials and TEG modules, theoretical study of novel inorganic and organic thermoelectric materials, novel methods and apparatus for measuring performance of thermoelectric materials and TEGs, and thermoelectric power generators simulation, modeling, design and practice.This book helps researchers tackle the challenges that still remain in creating cheap and effective TEGs and presents the latest trends and technologies in development and production of advanced thermoelectric generation devices. Provides a concentration of new research and development in the field of Thermoelectric energy generation; Facilitates the interchange of new ideas and results to react effectively to the challenges of Thermoelectric generators; Explains both the advancements and challenges in TEGs.

Organic Thermoelectric Materials

Organic Thermoelectric Materials
Author: Zhiqun Lin,Ming He
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN 10: 1788019164
ISBN 13: 9781788019163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

Thermoelectric materials have received a great deal of attention in energy-harvesting and cooling applications, primarily due to their intrinsic low cost, energy efficient and eco-friendly nature. The past decade has witnessed heretofore-unseen advances in organic-based thermoelectric materials and devices. This title summarises the significant progress that has been made in the molecular design, physical characterization, and performance optimization of organic thermoelectric materials, focusing on effective routes to minimize thermal conductivity and maximize power factor. Featuring a series of state-of-the-art strategies for enhancing the thermoelectric figure of merit (ZT) of organic thermoelectricity, and highlighting cutting-edge concepts to promote the performance of organic thermoelectricity, chapters will strengthen the exploration of new high-ZT thermoelectric materials and their potential applications. With contributions from leading worldwide authors, Organic Thermoelectric Materials will appeal to graduate students as well as academic and industrial researchers across chemistry, materials science, physics and engineering interested in the materials and their applications.

Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics
Author: G.S. Nolas,J. Sharp,J. Goldsmid
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662045699
ISBN 13: 9783662045695
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectrics Book Review:

An in-depth analysis of thermoelectric theory, an overview of present day thermoelectric materials and devices, and updated information on the most studied thermoelectric materials development. The main emphasis is on a basic understanding of the concepts as well as experimental techniques needed to propel researchers towards new and novel classes of thermoelectric materials with enhanced properties.

Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications

Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications
Author: Saim Memon
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 1789845289
ISBN 13: 9781789845280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications Book Review:

Advanced Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Harvesting Applications is a research-intensive textbook covering the fundamentals of thermoelectricity and the process of converting heat energy into electrical energy. It covers the design, implementation, and performance of existing and advanced thermoelectric materials. Chapters examine such topics as organic/inorganic thermoelectric materials, performance and behaviors of thermoelectric devices, and energy harvesting applications of thermoelectric devices.

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices
Author: Chunyi Zhi,Liming Dai
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 3527342605
ISBN 13: 9783527342600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices Book Review:

Provides in-depth knowledge of flexible energy conversion and storage devices-covering aspects from materials to technologies Written by leading experts on various critical issues in this emerging field, this book reviews the recent progresses on flexible energy conversion and storage devices, such as batteries, supercapacitors, solar cells, and fuel cells. It introduces not only the basic principles and strategies to make a device flexible, but also the applicable materials and technologies, such as polymers, carbon materials, nanotechnologies and textile technologies. It also discusses the perspectives for different devices. Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices contains chapters, which are all written by top researchers who have been actively working in the field to deliver recent advances in areas from materials syntheses, through fundamental principles, to device applications. It covers flexible all-solid state supercapacitors; fiber/yarn based flexible supercapacitors; flexible lithium and sodium ion batteries; flexible diversified and zinc ion batteries; flexible Mg, alkaline, silver-zinc, and lithium sulfur batteries; flexible fuel cells; flexible nanodielectric materials with high permittivity for power energy storage; flexible dye sensitized solar cells; flexible perovskite solar cells; flexible organic solar cells; flexible quantum dot-sensitized solar cells; flexible triboelectric nanogenerators; flexible thermoelectric devices; and flexible electrodes for water-splitting. -Covers the timely and innovative field of flexible devices which are regarded as the next generation of electronic devices -Provides a highly application-oriented approach that covers various flexible devices used for energy conversion and storage -Fosters an understanding of the scientific basis of flexible energy devices, and extends this knowledge to the development, construction, and application of functional energy systems -Stimulates and advances the research and development of this intriguing field Flexible Energy Conversion and Storage Devices is an excellent book for scientists, electrochemists, solid state chemists, solid state physicists, polymer chemists, and electronics engineers.

CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics

CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics
Author: D.M. Rowe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN 10: 0429956673
ISBN 13: 9780429956676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics Book Review:

Thermoelectrics is the science and technology associated with thermoelectric converters, that is, the generation of electrical power by the Seebeck effect and refrigeration by the Peltier effect. Thermoelectric generators are being used in increasing numbers to provide electrical power in medical, military, and deep space applications where combinations of their desirable properties outweigh their relatively high cost and low generating efficiency. In recent years there also has been an increase in the requirement for thermoelectric coolers (Peltier devices) for use in infrared detectors and in optical communications. Information on thermoelectrics is not readily available as it is widely scattered throughout the literature. The Handbook centralizes this information in a convenient format under a single cover. Sixty of the world's foremost authorities on thermoelectrics have contributed to this Handbook. It is comprised of fifty-five chapters, a number of which contain previously unpublished material. The contents are arranged in eight sections: general principles and theoretical considerations, material preparation, measurement of thermoelectric properties, thermoelectric materials, thermoelectric generation, generator applications, thermoelectric refrigeration, and applications of thermoelectric cooling. The CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics has a broad-based scope. It will interest researchers, technologists, and manufacturers, as well as students and the well-informed, non-specialist reader.

Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials

Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials
Author: Anthony V Powell
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-12-06
ISBN 10: 1788019601
ISBN 13: 9781788019606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

Thermoelectric devices convert a heat flux directly into electrical power. They afford opportunities to achieve efficiency savings in a variety of applications, through the conversion of otherwise waste heat into useful electrical energy. Operated in reverse mode, they provide effective thermal management in areas ranging from cooling of electronic components to battery conditioning in electric vehicles. Implementation of thermoelectric technology requires materials with improved performance and stability, containing readily-available and inexpensive elements. A range of thermoelectric materials for use in different temperature regimes has emerged. Knowledge of the complex relationship between composition, structure and physical properties is central to understanding the performance of these advanced materials. This book provides both an introduction to the field of thermoelectrics and a survey of the state-of-the-art. Chapters review the important new families of advanced materials that have emerged and taken the field beyond traditional thermoelectric materials such as Bi2Te3, PbTe and SiGe. The emphasis is on the relationship between chemical composition, structure over a range of length scales and the physical properties that underlie performance. Edited by a leader in the field, and with contributions from global experts, Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials serves as an introduction to thermoelectric materials and is accessible to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as experienced researchers

Oxide Thermoelectric Materials

Oxide Thermoelectric Materials
Author: Yuan-Hua Lin,Jinle Lan,Cewen Nan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 3527341978
ISBN 13: 9783527341979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxide Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

The first book of its kind?providing comprehensive information on oxide thermoelectrics This timely book explores the latest research results on the physics and materials science of oxide thermoelectrics at all scales. It covers the theory, design and properties of thermoelectric materials as well as fabrication technologies for devices and their applications. Written by three distinguished materials scientists, Oxide Thermoelectric Materials reviews: the fundamentals of electron and phonon transport; modeling of thermoelectric modules and their optimization; synthetic processes, structures, and properties of thermoelectric materials such as Bi2Te3- and skutterudite-based materials and Si-Ge alloys. In addition, the book provides a detailed description of the construction of thermoelectric devices and their applications. -Contains fundamentals and applications of thermoelectric materials and devices, and discusses their near-future perspectives -Introduces new, promising materials and technologies, such as nanostructured materials, perovskites, and composites -Paves the way for increased conversion efficiencies of oxides -Authored by well-known experts in the field of thermoelectrics Oxide Thermoelectric Materials is a well-organized guidebook for graduate students involved in physics, chemistry, or materials science. It is also helpful for researchers who are getting involved in thermoelectric research and development.

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion
Author: Ryoji Funahashi
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0128199164
ISBN 13: 9780128199169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Book Review:

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Theories and Mechanisms, Materials, Devices, and Applications provides readers with foundational knowledge on key aspects of thermoelectric conversion and reviews future prospects. Sections cover the basic theories and mechanisms of thermoelectric physics, the chemical and physical aspects of classical to brand-new materials, measurement techniques of thermoelectric conversion properties from the materials to modules and current research, including the physics, crystallography and chemistry aspects of processing to produce thermoelectric devices. Finally, the book discusses thermoelectric conversion applications, including cooling, generation, energy harvesting, space, sensor and other emerging areas of applications. Reviews key applications of thermoelectric energy conversion, including cooling, power generation, energy harvesting, and applications for space and sensing Discusses a wide range of materials, including skutterudites, heusler materials, chalcogenides, oxides, low dimensional materials, and organic materials Provides the fundamentals of thermoelectric energy conversion, including the physics, phonon conduction, electronic correlation, magneto-seebeck theories, topological insulators and thermionics

Chemistry Physics and Materials Science of Thermoelectric Materials

Chemistry  Physics  and Materials Science of Thermoelectric Materials
Author: M.G. Kanatzidis,S.D. Mahanti,T.P. Hogan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2003-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780306477386
ISBN 13: 0306477386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemistry Physics and Materials Science of Thermoelectric Materials Book Review:

This seriesofbooks, which is publishedattherateofaboutoneper year, addresses fundamental problems in materialsscience.Thecontents coverabroadrangeoftopicsfromsmallclustersofatomstoengineering materials and involve chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering, withlengthscalesrangingfromAngstromsuptomillimeters. Theemphasis is on basic scienceratherthan on applications. Each book focuses on a single areaofcurrent interest and brings together leading experts to give an up-to-date discussion oftheir work and the workof others. Each articlecontainsenough references thattheinterestedreader can access the relevant literature. Thanks are given to the Center for Fundamental Materials Research at Michigan State University for supportingthisseries. M.F.Thorpe, SeriesEditor E-mail: [email protected] EastLansing, Michigan, November2002 v PREFACE ThisvolumerecordsinvitedlecturesgivenattheNewThermoelectric(TE)Materials Workshopheld inTraverseCity, MichiganfromAugust17-21,2002.Thethemeofthe workshop was Chemistry, PhysicsandMaterials ScienceofThermoelectric Materials: Beyond Bismuth Telluride. The objective of this symposium was threefold. First, to examine and assess the ability of solid state chemistry to produce new generation materials for TE applications. Second, to rationalize and predict the charge and heat transportpropertiesofpotentialcandidatesandhypotheticalsystemsthroughsolidstate theoryandexperiment.Third, toidentifyandprioritizeresearchneededtoreachvarious levelsofrequirementsintermsofZTandtemperature.Theseobjectiveswereaddressed by a series of invited talks and discussions by leading experts from academia, governmentlaboratories, andindustry. Thereweretwenty-twoinvitedandeightposterpresentations inthe workshop.Out ofthese, sixteeninvitedpresentationsarerepresentedinthisvolume.Theycoverawide range of subjects, starting from synthesis (based on different strategies) and characterizationofnovel materials to acareful studyoftheir transport properties and electronicstructure.Topicsaddressingtheissueofmakingnew materialsare: synthetic search for new materials (di Salvo et aI.) and synthetic strategies based on phase homologies (Kanatzidis). The different classes of materials covered are: bismuth nanowires (Dresselhausetal.), unconventional high-temperaturethermoelectrics, boron carbides (Aselage et aI.), layered cobalt oxides (Fujii et aI.), early transition metal antimonides(KleinkeetaI.), skutterudites(Uher), andclathratethermoelectrics(Nolas).

Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectrics
Author: HoSung Lee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-09-07
ISBN 10: 1118848926
ISBN 13: 9781118848920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectrics Book Review:

Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials HoSung Lee, Western Michigan University, USA A comprehensive guide to the basic principles of thermoelectrics Thermoelectrics plays an important role in energy conversion and electronic temperature control. The book comprehensively covers the basic physical principles of thermoelectrics as well as recent developments and design strategies of materials and devices. The book is divided into two sections: the first section is concerned with design and begins with an introduction to the fast developing and multidisciplinary field of thermoelectrics. This section also covers thermoelectric generators and coolers (refrigerators) before examining optimal design with dimensional analysis. A number of applications are considered, including solar thermoelectric generators, thermoelectric air conditioners and refrigerators, thermoelectric coolers for electronic devices, thermoelectric compact heat exchangers, and biomedical thermoelectric energy harvesting systems. The second section focuses on materials, and covers the physics of electrons and phonons, theoretical modeling of thermoelectric transport properties, thermoelectric materials, and nanostructures. Key features: Provides an introduction to a fast developing and interdisciplinary field. Includes detailed, fundamental theories. Offers a platform for advanced study. Thermoelectrics: Design and Materials is a comprehensive reference ideal for engineering students, as well as researchers and practitioners working in thermodynamics. Cover designed by Yujin Lee

Materials Aspect of Thermoelectricity

Materials Aspect of Thermoelectricity
Author: Ctirad Uher
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN 10: 1351768808
ISBN 13: 9781351768801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials Aspect of Thermoelectricity Book Review:

In recent years, novel families of materials have been discovered and significant improvements in classical thermoelectric materials have been made. Thermoelectric generators are now being used to harvest industrial heat waste and convert it into electricity. This is being utilized in communal incinerators, large smelters, and cement plants. Leading car and truck companies are developing thermoelectric power generators to collect heat from the exhaust systems of gasoline and diesel engines. Additionally, thermoelectric coolers are being used in a variety of picnic boxes, vessels used to transport transplant organs, and in air-conditioned seats of mid-size cars. Consisting of twenty-one chapters written by top researchers in the field, this book explores the major advancements being made in the material aspects of thermoelectricity and provides a critical assessment in regards to the broadening of application opportunities for thermoelectric energy conversion.

Thermoelectric Thin Films

Thermoelectric Thin Films
Author: Paolo Mele,Dario Narducci,Michihiro Ohta,Kaniskha Biswas,Juan Morante,Shrikant Saini,Tamio Endo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2019-07-17
ISBN 10: 3030200434
ISBN 13: 9783030200435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermoelectric Thin Films Book Review:

This book will provide readers with deep insight into the intriguing science of thermoelectric thin films. It serves as a fundamental information source on the techniques and methodologies involved in thermoelectric thin film growth, characterization and device processing. This book involves widespread contributions on several categories of thermoelectric thin films: oxides, chalcogenides, iodates, nitrides and polymers. This will serve as an invaluable resource for experts to consolidate their knowledge and will provide insight and inspiration to beginners wishing to learn about thermoelectric thin films. Provides a single-source reference on a wide spectrum of topics related to thermoelectric thin films, from organic chemistry to devices, from physical chemistry to applied physics, from synthesis to device implementation; Covers several categories of thermoelectric thin films based on different material approaches such as oxides, chalcogenides, iodates, nitrides and polymers; Discusses synthesis, characterization, and device processing of thermoelectric thin films, as well as the nanoengineering approach to tailor the properties of the used materials at the nanoscale level.

Introduction to Thermoelectricity

Introduction to Thermoelectricity
Author: H. Julian Goldsmid
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2009-10-03
ISBN 10: 3642007163
ISBN 13: 9783642007163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Thermoelectricity Book Review:

Introduction to Thermoelectricity is the latest work by Professor Julian Goldsmid drawing on his 55 years experience in the field. The theory of the thermoelectric and related phenomena is presented in sufficient detail to enable researchers to understand their observations and develop improved thermoelectric materials. The methods for the selection of materials and their improvement are discussed. Thermoelectric materials for use in refrigeration and electrical generation are reviewed. Experimental techniques for the measurement of properties and for the production of thermoelements are described. Special emphasis is placed on nanotechnology which promises to yield great improvements in the efficiency of thermoelectric devices. Chapters are also devoted to transverse thermoelectric effects and thermionic energy conversion, both techniques offering the promise of important applications in the future.