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NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics

Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Materials

The Search for New Materials for Thermoelectric Devices

Editors: Zlatic, Veljko, Hewson, Alexander (Eds.)

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  • Up-date account of activity in the field of materials research for thermoelectric devices
  • Deals with challenging problems in the field of the physics of materials with strong electron correlation
  • Multidisciplinary field of interest to physicists, chemists and engineers with potential for a wide range of applications
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As concerns with the efficient use of energy resources, and the minimization of environmental damage have come to the fore, there has been a renewed interest in the role that thermoelectric devices could play in generating electricity from waste heat, enabling cooling via refrigerators with no moving parts, and many other more specialized applications. The main problem in realizing this ambition is the rather low efficiency of such devices for general applications. This book deals with the proceedings of a workshop addressed that problems by reviewing the latest experimental and theoretical work on suitable materials for device applications and by exploring various strategies that might increase their efficiency.

The proceedings cover a broad range of approaches, from the experimental work of fabricating new compounds through to theoretical work in characterizing and understanding their properties. The effects of strong electron correlation, disorder, the proximity to metal-insulator transitions, the properties of layered composite materials, and the introduction of voids or cages into the structure to reduce the lattice thermal conductivity are all explored as ways of enhancing the efficiency of their use in thermoelectric devices.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 128,39 €
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Hardcover 259,99 €
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Softcover 161,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Properties and Applications of Thermoelectric Materials
Book Subtitle
The Search for New Materials for Thermoelectric Devices
Editors
  • Veljko Zlatic
  • Alexander Hewson
Series Title
NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2892-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2892-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2890-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-2891-4
Series ISSN
1874-6500
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 340
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