Special Issue "Thermoelectric Materials for Energy Conversion"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: smart functional nanomaterials for thermoelectrics and nanoelectronics from synthesizing materials to understanding their underlying physics and chemistry
Thermoelectrics can enable direct energy conversion between heat and electricity, based on thermoelectric effects, which has been considered as a green and sustainable solution to the global energy dilemma. Energy conversion efficiency of thermoelectrics is weighed by the dimensionless figure of merit, ZT = S2σT/κ, where S, σ, κ and T are, respectively, the Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity (including electronic component κe and lattice component κl), and the working temperature. Thus far, significant progress has been achieved in enhancing ZT via increasing powder factor (S2σ) (by band convergence, reversible phase transition, quantum confinement) and/or reducing κ (by nanostructuring, hierarchical architecturing, matrix with nano-precipitate). This Special Issue will focuses on recent advances in thermoelectric sector on a wide range of topics from material design to applications in energy conversions, including:
- Thermoelectric materials
- Thermoelectric refrigeration
- Thermoelectric power generation
- Thermoelectric water generation
- New type thermoelectric
Dr. Zhi-Gang Chen
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- Thermoelectric Materials
- Power Generation