Special Issue "Nanostructured Materials for Thermoelectrics"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: nanomaterials; nanotechnology; energy; photovoltaics; thermoelectrics; catalysis; photocatalysis; colloids
Interests: energy conversion; thermoelectricity; nanostructuration; transport properties; green synthesis
Interests: material science; energy; thermoelectricity; nanocrystals
Thermoelectric devices, allowing the solid-state and reversible conversion between heat and electricity, offer numerous advantages over competing technologies in the fields of temperature control and thermal energy harvesting. Accordingly, countless applications of this technology have been proposed. However, most of them have yet to be successfully commercialized due to the low cost-effectiveness of current thermoelectric devices. Recently, nanomaterials and particularly nanocomposites have revolutionized the field of thermoelectrics, enabling the design of improved thermoelectric materials and devices. Thermoelectric performance can be improved upon nanostructuration by increasing electrical conductivity through modulation doping, decreasing thermal conductivity though scattering of phonons and minority charge carriers, and increasing the Seebeck coefficient by optimizing the density of states or filtering charge carriers according to their sign and energy. Additionally, nanomaterials have associated more favorable mechanical properties as grain boundaries disrupt the motion of dislocations. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at gathering full papers, communications and comprehensive review articles that cover the whole spectrum of advantages of nanostructuration in the field of thermoelectrics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Nanomaterials and nanocomposite synthetic protocols
- Generation of crystallographically textured polycrystalline materials
- Heat and electronic transport in nanomaterials
- Modulation doping
- Energy filtering
- Nanomaterial-based thermoelectric devices
- Single nanostructure thermoelectric devices
Prof. Andreu Cabot
Prof. Maria Ibáñez
Prof. Doris Cadavid
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- Heat transport
- Modulation doping
- Energy filtering
- Crystallographic texture
- Energy harvesting