Nanoscale Thermoelectrics by Xiaodong WangNanoscale Thermoelectrics by Xiaodong Wang

Nanoscale Thermoelectrics

byXiaodong WangEditorZhiming M. Wang

Hardcover | December 4, 2013

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For the efficient utilization of energy resources and the minimization of environmental damage, thermoelectric materials can play an important role by converting waste heat into electricity directly. Nanostructured thermoelectric materials have received much attention recently due to the potential for enhanced properties associated with size effects and quantum confinement. Nanoscale Thermoelectrics describes the theory underlying these phenomena, as well as various thermoelectric materials and nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes, SiGe nanowires, and graphene nanoribbons. Chapters written by leading scientists throughout the world are intended to create a fundamental bridge between thermoelectrics and nanotechnology, and to stimulate readers' interest in developing new types of thermoelectric materials and devices for power generation and other applications. Nanoscale Thermoelectrics is both a comprehensive introduction to the field and a guide to further research, and can be recommended for Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science departments.

Title:Nanoscale ThermoelectricsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:519 pagesPublished:December 4, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319020110

ISBN - 13:9783319020112

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Thermoelectric effects: semiclassical and quantum approaches from the Boltzmann transport equation
Chapter 2: Electron transport engineering by nanostructures for efficient thermoelectrics
Chapter 3: Thermal Conductivity of Particulate Nanocomposites
Chapter 4: Nano Bulk Thermoelectrics: Concepts, Techniques, and Modeling
Chapter 5: Control Thermal Conductivity of Semiconductor Nanowires: Phononics Engineering
Chapter 6: Thermoelectric efficiency of nanowires with long range surface disorder
Chapter 7: One-dimensional Bi-based Nanostructures for Thermoelectrics
Chapter 8: Cerium, Samarium, Holmium Doped Bi88Sb12
Chapter 9: Thermoelectric Properties of P-type Skutterudite Nanocomposites
Chapter 10: Thermoelectric Properties of CoSb3 Based Skutterudites Filled by Group 13 Elements
Chapter 11: Nanoscale Self-Assembled Oxide Bulk Thermoelectrics
Chapter 12: Thermoelectric Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Related One-dimensional Structures
Chapter 13: The thermoelectric properties in graphene and graphene nanoribbons
Chapter 14: Silicon nanostructures for thermoelectric applications
Chapter 15: Modeling and Analysis of Strain Effects on Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in Si/Ge Nanocomposites
Chapter 16: SiGe nanowires for thermoelectrics applications

Index