Advanced Thermoelectrics: Materials, Contacts, Devices, and Systems

Zhifeng Ren, Yucheng Lan, Qinyong Zhang

November 1, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 790 Pages
ISBN 9781498765725 - CAT# K29106
Series: Series in Materials Science and Engineering

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Features

  • Covers the latest discoveries, methods, technologies in materials, contacts, modules, and systems for thermoelectricity
  • Provides a broad and in-depth view of the field, from materials and systems to device contacts and stability
  • 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
  • Discusses synthesis and assembly of thermoelectric devices

Summary

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.

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