Special Issue "Advanced Thermoelectric Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2020.
Interests: mechanical properties, heat treatment, ceramics sintering, electrodes, titanium solid-state chemistry, materials for energy, oxides, thermoelectric materials
Thermoelectric materials, inspired by the developments of new concepts and theories to engineer electron and phonon transport in both nanostructures and bulk materials, have attracted vast attention over the decades. With the performance of direct conversion between thermal and electrical energy, thermoelectric materials, which are crucial in the renewable energy conversion roadmap, provide an alternative for power generation and refrigeration to solve the global energy crisis.
Hence, the search for new and more efficient thermoelectric materials has been one of the most dynamic fields in the last few years. The current main target applications are waste to energy harvesting from the process industry and the transport sector.
The thermoelectric performance of devices depends primarily on the type of materials used and their properties such as their Seebeck coefficient, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and thermal stability. Developing next generation thermoelectric materials, not only alloys, inorganic compounds and oxides, but also organic and composite materials, is very important. Hence, we will focus on the most recent and innovative work in the field of thermoelectric materials and its integration into thermoelectric modules.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Hugh Middleton
Manuscript Submission Information
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- electrical conductivity
- Seebeck coefficient
- thermal conductivity
- bulk materials
- thermoelectric materials
- inorganic thermoelectric materials
- thermoelectric modules
- nanostructured thermoelectric materials