Special Issue "Low-Dimensional Anisotropic Thermoelectrics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)
Thermoelectric material research has recently flourished with the emergence of novel concepts of band engineering, nanostructuring and discoveries of various novel materials. Particularly, materials with low dimensional structure provide unprecedented opportunities to decouple phonon and electron transport properties and thereby high thermoelectric performance. These low dimensional anisotropic materials could have a very high electrical conductivity along one specific crystallographic direction, but have phonons strongly scattered by the dissimilar interfaces or anharmonic atomic bonding. Furthermore, quantum confinement of phonon and electron in the low-dimensional structure could lead to yet undiscovered, emergent electronic or thermal phenomena and possibly high thermoelectricity. In this special issue, we would like to focus on the recent development of low dimensional anisotropic thermoelectrics, including both experimental and theoretical studies of electron and phonon transport in two-dimensional nanosheets, materials with natural superlattice structures, anisotropic layered materials or one-dimensional materials. Novel synthesis strategies of atomic-level layered materials are particularly appreciated.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this special issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
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- thermoelectric materials
- natural superlattice
- interface phonon scattering
- two-dimensional nanosheet
- inorganic/organic hybrid