Special Issue "Recent Progress in the Development of Thermoelectric Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Research activities in the field of thermoelectricity have attracted increasing attention these last few years due to the unique role that this technology could play in generating useful electricity from the recovery of waste heat or to cool optoelectronic components or passenger seats in automobile. Tremendous effort was produced to develop advanced thermoelectric materials including inorganic, organic or composite materials prepared in the bulk or nanostructured forms. These developments were driven by the proposal of new concepts and approaches and the emergence of novel synthesis routes. Many new families of materials have been identified and investigated leading to consequent improvements compared to the state-of-the-art. The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight some of the latest research results on the physics and chemistry of these new families of thermoelectric materials. We invite researchers to contribute to review articles as well original papers that will serve to the continuous efforts to understand how the crystalline structure, composition or nano-structuration can influence beneficially the thermoelectric properties. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- inorganic thermoelectric materials,
- organic thermoelectric materials,
- nanostructured thermoelectric materials
- composite thermoelectric materials
Prof. Dr. Bertrand Lenoir
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- Solid state energy conversion
- Transport properties
- Electrical properties
- Thermal properties