Materials, Preparation, and Characterization in Thermoelectrics

Materials, Preparation, and Characterization in Thermoelectrics

by David Michael Rowe
     
 

This book includes updated theoretical considerations which provide an insight into avenues of research most likely to result in further improvements in material performance. It details the latest techniques for the preparation of thermoelectric materials employed in energy harvesting, together with advances in the thermoelectric characterisation of nanoscale

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This book includes updated theoretical considerations which provide an insight into avenues of research most likely to result in further improvements in material performance. It details the latest techniques for the preparation of thermoelectric materials employed in energy harvesting, together with advances in the thermoelectric characterisation of nanoscale material. The book reviews the use of neutron beams to investigate phonons, whose behaviour govern the lattice thermal conductivity and includes a chapter on patents.

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"The selection of topics of comprehensive and thorough, covering topics all the way from recent developments in new materials such as polymer thermoelectrics to module scale design for solar thermal applications … The writing is clear and thorough, and written at a suitable level those learning the field while still containing advanced topics for members of the thermoelectric community. … many recent developments in the field into one reference. … essential and comprehensive reference for researchers in thermoelectrics as well as for those needing a general overview of this growing field. This volume is a timely update, covering many recent developments in the field and incorporating topics important for commercialization efforts."
—Austin Minnich, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439874707
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/27/2012
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.19(d)

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