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Theory and Simulation Methods for Electronic and Phononic Transport in Thermoelectric Materials

Authors: Neophytou, Neophytos

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  • Describes transport techniques that uniquely blend length scales and physical phenomena
  • Explores scales ranging from atomistic to continuum, and from quantum mechanical to the fully diffusive regime
  • Builds new bridges between the electronic/phononic transport communities and the electronic/phononic structure calculation communities
  • Offers researchers and graduate students essential guidance on electro-thermal transport computation in thermoelectric materials 
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This book introduces readers to state-of-the-art theoretical and simulation techniques for determining transport in complex band structure materials and nanostructured-geometry materials, linking the techniques developed by the electronic transport community to the materials science community. Starting from the semi-classical Boltzmann Transport Equation method for complex band structure materials, then moving on to Monte Carlo and fully quantum mechanical models for nanostructured materials, the book addresses the theory and computational complexities of each method, as well as their advantages and capabilities. Presented in language that is accessible to junior computational scientists, while including enough detail and depth with regards to numerical implementation to tackle modern research problems, it offers a valuable resource for computational scientists and postgraduate researchers whose work involves the theory and simulation of electro-thermal transport in advanced materials.

About the authors

Neophytos Neophytou received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, in 2008. From 2008-2013 he was with the Institute of Microelectronics at the Technical University of Vienna in Austria. In 2013 he joined the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, UK. His main specializations are in the theory, computational modelling and simulation of electronic and thermal transport in nanomaterials and nanodevices. His research interests include thermoelectric transport phenomena in complex band structure and nanostructured materials for energy conversion and generation applications. He is the author of more than 80 journal publications in computation of materials and devices, and over 130 papers in conference proceedings. In 2015, he was awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Commission.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

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  • Boltzmann Transport Method for Electronic Transport in Complex Bandstructure Materials

    Pages 9-35

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  • Monte Carlo Method for Electronic and Phononic Transport in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

    Pages 37-58

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  • Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function Method for Electronic Transport in Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials

    Pages 59-80

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  • Summary and Concluding Remarks

    Pages 81-84

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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory and Simulation Methods for Electronic and Phononic Transport in Thermoelectric Materials
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Physics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38681-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38681-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38680-1
Series ISSN
2191-5423
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 86
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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