Thermoelectrics Handbook

Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano

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  • Provides comprehensive and detailed expert information on all facets of thermoelectrics in a single, unified reference
  • Presents a systematic description of the major disciplines of thermoelectrics in clearly identified sections
  • Follows the evolution of the field by outlining each section from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics
  • Contains thousands of references, hundreds of tables, and a thorough list of manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules
  • Summary

    Ten years ago, D.M. Rowe introduced the bestselling CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics to wide acclaim. Since then, increasing environmental concerns, desire for long-life electrical power sources, and continued progress in miniaturization of electronics has led to a substantial increase in research activity involving thermoelectrics. Reflecting the latest trends and developments, the Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano is an extension of the earlier work and covers the entire range of thermoelectrics disciplines.

    Serving as a convenient reference as well as a thorough introduction to thermoelectrics, this book includes contributions from 99 leading authorities from around the world. Its coverage spans from general principles and theoretical concepts to material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Reflecting the enormous impact of nanotechnology on the field-as the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials far surpass the performance of conventional materials-each section progresses systematically from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics. In addition, the book contains an appendix listing major manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules.

    There is no longer any need to spend hours plodding through the journal literature for information. The Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano offers a timely, comprehensive treatment of all areas of thermoelectrics in a single, unified reference.

    Table of Contents

    GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS
    General Principles and Basic Considerations; D.M. Rowe
    Modern Thermodynamic Theory of Thermoelectricity; L.I. Anatychuk and O.J. Luste
    Thermoelectric Phenomena under Large Temperature Gradients; L.I. Anatychuk and L.P. Bulat
    Minority Carriers and Thermoelectric Effects in Bipolar Devices; Kevin Pipe
    Effects of Charge Carriers' Interactions on Seebeck Coefficients; David Emin
    Thermal Conductivity of Semiconductors with Complex Crystal Structure; V.K. Zaitsev and M.I. Fedorov
    A Chemical Approach to the First-Principles Modeling of Novel Thermoelectric Materials; Luca Bertini, Fausto Cargnoni, and Carlo Gatti
    Recent Trends for the Design and Optimization of Thermoelectric Materials: A Theoretical Perspective; John S. Tse and Dennis D. Klug
    Thermoelectric Power Generation: Efficiency and Compatibility; G. Jeffrey Snyder
    A New Upper Limit to the Thermoelectric Figure-of-Merit; H.J. Goldsmid
    Thermoelectric Module Design Theories; Gao Min
    Modeling and Characterization of Power Generation Modules Based on Bulk Materials; Timothy P. Hogan and Tom Shih
    Energy Conversion Using Diode-Like Structures; Yan Kucherov and Peter Hagelstein
    Size Effects on Thermal Transport; Chandra Mohan Bhandari
    Thermoelectric Aspects of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; S. Paschen
    Theory and Modeling in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics; Alexander A. Balandin
    Thermoelectric Power of Carbon Nanotubes; G.D. Mahan
    Phonon-Drag Thermopower of Low-Dimensional Semiconductor Structures; Yu.V. Ivanov
    MATERIAL PREPARATION AND MEASUREMENTS
    Solid State Synthesis of Thermoelectric Materials; B.A. Cook and J.L. Harringa
    Review of Methods of Thermoelectric Materials Mass Production; Yury M. Belov, Sergei M. Maniakin, and Igor V. Morgunov
    Structural Studies of Thermoelectric Materials; Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
    Measurements of Resistivity and Thermopower: Principles and Practical Realization; A.T. Burkov
    Electrical and Thermal Transport Measurement Techniques for Evaluation of the Figure-of-Merit of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials; Terry M. Tritt
    Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Thin Films; F. Völklein, A. Meier, and M. Blumers
    Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials; X.B. Zhao, T.J. Zhu, and X.H. Ji
    Approaches to Thermoelectric Standardization; E. Müller, C. Stiewe, D.M. Rowe, and S.G.K. Williams
    THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS
    Thermoelectric Properties of Bismuth Antimony Telluride Solid Solutions; H. Scherrer and S. Scherrer
    Bi-Sb Alloys: Thermopower in Magnetic Field; V.M. Grabov and O.N. Uryupin
    Thermoelectrics on the Base of Solid Solutions of Mg2BIV Compounds (BIV = Si, Ge, Sn); V.K. Zaitsev, M.I. Fedorov, I.S. Eremin, and E.A. Gurieva
    Thermoelectric Properties of the Group V Semimetals; J-P. Issi
    Thermoelectrics of Transition Metal Silicides; M. Fedorov and V. Zaitsev
    Formation and Crystal Chemistry of Clathrates; P. Rogl
    Structure, Thermal Conductivity and Thermoelectric Properties of Clathrate Compounds; George S. Nolas
    Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectrics; Ctirad Uher
    Oxide Thermoelectrics; Kunihito Koumoto, Ichiro Terasaki, Tsuyoshi Kajitani, Michitaka Ohtaki, and Ryoji Funahashi
    Thermoelectric Properties of Electrically Conducting Organic Materials; A.I. Casian
    Shifting the Maximum Figure-of-Merit of (Bi, Sb)2(Te, Se)3 Thermoelectrics to Lower Temperatures; V.A. Kutasov, L.N. Lukyanova, and M.V. Vedernikov
    Functionally Graded Materials for Thermoelectric Applications; V.L. Kuznetsov
    Recent Developments in Low Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials; M.S. Dresselhaus and J.P. Heremans
    Thermoelectric Properties of Nanocrystalline Transition Metal Silicides; J. Schumann and A.T. Burkov
    Nanostructured Skutterudites; Mamoun Muhammed and Muhammet Toprak
    Thermal Conductivity of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials; C. Dames and G. Chen
    THERMOELEMENTS, MODULES AND DEVICES
    Modeling and Optimization of Segmented Thermoelectric Generators for Terrestrial and Space Applications; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
    Thermocouple with a Passive HTSC Leg; V.L. Kuznetsov and M.V. Vedernikov Anisotropic Thermoelements; A.A. Snarskii and L.P. Bulat
    Miniaturized Thermoelectric Converters; Harald Böttner, Joachim Nurnus, and Axel Schubert
    Thermoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS); F. Völklein and A. Meier
    Nanoscale Thermoelectrics; Joachim Nurnus, Harald Böttner, and Armin Lambrecht
    Superlattice Thin-Film Thermoelectric Material and Device Technologies; Rama Venkatasubramanian, Edward Siivola, and Brooks O'Quinn
    THERMOELECTRIC SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
    Thermoelectric Power Generation System Recovering Industrial Waste Heat; Takenobu Kajikawa
    The Concept of Thermoelectric Power Generation Topping-Up Co-Generation System; Takenobu Kajikawa
    A Thermoelectric Application to Vehicles; Kakuei Matsubara and Mitsuru Matsuura
    Thermoelectric Microgenerators with Isotope Heat Sources; L.I. Anatychuk and A.A. Pustovalov
    Performance and Mass Estimates of CTM-ARPSs with Four GPHS Bricks; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
    Parametric and Optimization Analyses of Cascaded Thermoelectric-Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems with Four GPHS Bricks; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
    Space Missions and Applications; Robert D. Abelson
    Quantum Well Thermoelectric Devices and Applications; S. Ghamaty, J.C. Bass, and N.B. Elsner
    Thermoelectric Cooling of Electro-Optic Components; V.A. Semenyuk
    Thermoelectric Refrigeration for Mass-Market Applications; Montag C. Davis, Benjamin P. Banney, Peter T. Clarke, Brett R. Manners, and Robert M. Weymouth
    APPENDIX I: HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL THERMOELECTRIC SOCIETY; C.B. Vining, D.M. Rowe, J. Stockholm, and K.R. Rao
    APPENDIX II: SELECTED THERMOELECTRIC SOURCES

     
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