Special Issue "Thermoelectric Properties of Nano-Based Materials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Oana Cojocaru-Mirédin
Guest Editor
Institute of Physics, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Interests: chalcogenides; internal interfaces; nanocharacterization; thermoelectrics; nanostructuring

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

In the last few years, many research groups worldwide have experienced difficulty in increasing the figure-of-merit of thermoelectric materials. This is because most of these thermoelectric materials exhibit a rather complex microstructure, with a hierarchical structure containing point (vacancies and donor defects) and extended defects (dislocations and stacking faults), secondary stable and/or metastable phases, twin boundaries and/or high-angle grain boundaries, and different atomic bonding natures. Therefore, to further increase the performance of thermoelectrics, a detailed and accurate understanding of structural, chemical, electronic, and phonon transport properties from mesoscale down to atomic level is necessary. More specifically, the impact of nanostructuring in thermoelectric properties is vital.

Hence, this Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the most recent advances in nanostructuring for thermoelectric applications, with a special attention to synthesis and characterization. Last but not least, a particular attention will be given to the structural and functional properties of these nanomaterials. Design rules of better thermoelectrics for the future are greatly welcome too. 

Dr. Oana Cojocaru-Mirédin
Guest Editor

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  • interfaces
  • nanostructuring
  • bonding
  • nanocharacterization
  • atom probe tomography

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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