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Special Issue "Thermoelectric Generators"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2019.
Interests: Renewable energy research such as thermoelectric, solar-thermal etc. Thermoelectric nanomaterials synthesis/characterization, Thermoelectric module design and fabrication for power generation applications
Interests: Thermoelectric materials, Nanostructures, Microwave processing, Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, Energy Materials, Wearables, Materials Science, Semiconductors, Ceramics, Amorphous Structures
Interests: Thermoelectric materials, Nanomaterials synthesis and characterization, High energy mechanical alloying, Spark plasma sintering, High temperature thermoelectric generators, Flexible thermoelectric devices, High power factor thermoelectric materials.
Thermoelectric generators are solid-state devices that can directly convert heat to electricity. Such generators have unique advantages with respect to various power generation technologies, since they are noiseless, reliable, and require no maintaince for long periods. There has been a recent surge of interest in this technology, especially in two areas: 1) near-room-temperature applications, such as powering electronic devices, health monitors, and wireless sensors, and 2) high-temperature power generation applications, such as personal power packs, cogeneration of heat and electric power, and capture of waste heat from vehicles or industrial processes. Also, there are numerous reports on advances in materials dimensionless thermoelectric figure-of-merit, ZT, nanotechnology, and new materials compostions, which fuel the research on generators. In addition to improving ZT, material properties optimization and optimum device fabrication can open new applications for thermoelectric generators. However, there seems to be a lack of comprehenhive research bringing together the different components, i.e., materials, modules, and applications, into an integrated platform, thus making thermoelectric generator technology commercially attractive.
To better serve the thermoelectric community, Energies, an open access journal publishing energy-related scientific studies, is organizing a Special Issue on “Thermoelectric Generators”. This Special Issue of Energies aims to cover the recent advances in thermoelectric materials, device technology, and applications ranging from room to high temperatures, with a focus on device performance and their use in power generation. I would like to invite you to submit an article to this Special Issue. Your contribution can be in any of the following area: thermoelectric materials, devices, or systems.
Dr. Bed R Poudel
Dr. Amin Nozariasbmarz
Dr. Udara Saparamadu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Thermoelectric Materials
- Thermoelectric Devices
- Thermal Interfaces
- Thermoelectric Generators
- Waste Heat Recovery
- Body Power Harvesting
- Thermal Conductivity
- Energy Harvesting