Thermoelectric Nanomaterials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642375375
  • ISBN-13: 9783642375378
  • DDC: 620.115
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 387 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Presently, there is an intense race throughout the world to develop good enough thermoelectric materials which can be used in wide scale applications. This book focuses comprehensively on very recent up-to-date breakthroughs in thermoelectrics utilizing nanomaterials and methods based in nanoscience. Importantly, it provides the readers with methodology and concepts utilizing atomic scale and nanoscale materials design (such as superlattice structuring, atomic network structuring and properties control, electron correlation design, low dimensionality, nanostructuring, etc.). Furthermore, also indicates the applications of thermoelectrics expected for the large emerging energy market. This book has a wide appeal and application value for anyone being interested in state-of-the-art thermoelectrics and/or actual viable applications in nanotechnology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Atomic-Scale Materials Design.
2: Material Design Considerations Based on Thermoelectric Quality Factor.
3: Nano-Cage Structured Materials: Clathrates.
4: Layered Cobalt Oxides: Correlated Electrons for Thermoelectrics.
5: Strongly Correlated Intermetallics: FeSb2.
6: The Peierls Distortion and Quasi-One-Dimensional Crystalline Materials of Indium Selenides.
7: Topological Insulators.
8: Higher Manganese Silicide, MnSiγ.
9: Natural Superlattice Material: TiS2-Based Misfit-Layer Compounds.
10: Nanoscale Structure Design.
11: Nanostructuring and Porosity in Anisotropic Thermoelectric Materials Prepared by Bottom-Up Processing.
12: Severe Plastic Deformation, A Tool to Enhance Thermoelectric Performance.
13: Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials.
14: 3D Superlattice Ceramics of SrTiO3.
15: Nanostructuring of Conventional Thermoelectric Materials.
16: Applications of Thermoelectrics.
17: A Linear Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics Approach to Optimization of Thermoelectric Devices.
18: Naturally Nanostructured Thermoelectric Oxides.
19: Solar TE Converter Applications.