Special Issue "Recent Advances in Thermoelectric Materials for High Efficiency Energy Conversion and Refrigeration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: thin films; oxides; superconductors; thermoelectrics; energy materials; heat transfer; vortex matter; sustainability
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It is my pleasure and honor to invite you to submit your contribution to this Special Issue of Materials entitled “Recent Advances in Thermoelectric Materials for High Efficiency Energy Conversion and Refrigeration".
Thermoelectricity is a well-known phenomenon enabling the conversion of heat into electric energy without moving parts. Its exploitation has been widely considered to contribute to the increasing need for energy along with the concerns about the environmental impact of traditional fossil energy sources. In the last few years, significant improvements in the performance of thermoelectric materials have been achieved through chemical doping, solid solution formation, and nanoengineering approaches. Furthermore, the feasibility of flexible, stretchable, and conformable thermoelectric harvesters has been demonstrated and has attracted the interest of a wide audience. However, the path for practical applications of thermoelectrics still appears long.
This Special Issue of Materials is intended as an effort to bridge the gap between materials science and applications of thermoelectric materials. Many topics are welcome: New thermoelectric compounds; correlation between material structure and thermoelectric properties; bulk thermoelectric ceramics, oxides, and chalcogenides; bulk thermoelectric alloys and intermetallics; organic and polymeric thermoelectrics; thermoelectric thin films, multilayers, and nanocomposites; theory and modeling; thermal transport and thermal conductivity; applications and devices based on thermoelectric materials; standardization and metrology; and more.
Prof. Dr. Paolo Mele
Manuscript Submission Information
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- thermoelectric materials
- heat harvesting