Special Issue "Novel Thin Film Materials for Thermoelectric Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (3 December 2018)
Prof. Norbert M. Nemes
Thermoelectric materials may play a crucial in many technologies in the future. The physics and application of thermoelectric (TE) thin films are important current topics of research. The use of novel thermoelectric materials as thin films in applications as diverse as energy harvesting, thermal management and as sensors are gaining importance. This Special Issue on "Novel Thin Film Materials for Thermoelectric Applications" is intended to cover original research and critical review articles on recent advances in all aspects of novel thermoelectric materials and their processing in thin films, deposition methods for thermoelectric thin films, characterization techniques of thin film thermoelectrics, all aspects of applications of thermoelectric thin films including mesoscopic and nanoscale thermoelectric devices and the chemistry, physics, materials science, modelling and theory of novel low dimensional thermoelectric materials.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Deposition techniques for TE thin film materials;
- Structural characterization of TE thin films;
- Characterization methods of TE properties of thin films;
- Quantum confinement, Phonon drag, 2D materials;
- Physics and chemistry of novel TE materials for thin films;
- Theory and modelling of TE thin films;
- Energy harvesting applications of TE thin films;
- Integrated cooling devices based on TE thin films;
- TE thin film sensors and applications;
- TE nanodevices.
Prof. Dr. Norbert M. Nemes
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