Special Issue "Materials Processing and Crystal Growth for Thermoelectrics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Due to formidable synthetic challenges, many materials of scientific and technological interest are not readily accessible. Often poor quality materials, due to the difficulty in preparation of such materials in high purity and high yield, results in erroneous interpretations of their observed physical, and sometimes structural properties. New or improved processing techniques are crucial in order to investigate the intrinsic properties of new and novel materials and elucidate their fundamental physical properties in order to apply them to technologically important applications. One of the important technological challenges today is energy sustainability. Increasing awareness and concern for energy resources and the environment has stimulated advances in materials for energy conversion and refrigeration in recent years. Thermoelectrics offer the possibility of an all-solid-state technology for power conversion, refrigeration, temperature stability and temperature control. In many cases, modifications of the processing conditions allow for modifications of the transport properties, thus providing an avenue for “tuning” of the thermoelectric properties. Cost effective scale-up is also of interest for eventual mass-production processing.
The Special Issue on “Materials Processing and Crystal Growth for Thermoelectrics” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of results involved with the processing and crystal growth of thermoelectric materials, as well as physical properties characterization needed in order to understand the important influences materials processing has on the properties of materials. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this special issue.
The topics summarized by the keywords broadly cover some of the different examples of sub-topics.The volume is, however, open for contributions involving all aspects of the different processing techniques and new material developments for thermoelectric applications.
Prof. George S. Nolas
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- materials processing for thermoelectrics
- crystal growth and synthetic routes
- structure-property and processing-property relationships
- transport properties
- mechanical properties