Thermoelectrics: Basic Principles and New Materials Developments / Edition 1

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An in-depth analysis of thermoelectric theory, an overview of present day thermoelectric materials and devices, and updated information on the most studied thermoelectric materials development. The main emphasis is on a basic understanding of the concepts as well as experimental techniques needed to propel researchers towards new and novel classes of thermoelectric materials with enhanced properties.

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"Beginning around 1990 concerns regarding refrigerant fluids and interest in cooling electronics led to renewed activity in the science and technology of alternative refrigeration. Thermoelectric cooling mechanisms, thermomagnetic effects and thermionic emission including the fundamentals of the implementation of these basic mechanisms comprise the book’s subject. … Therefore the book can serve as a reference to experimentalists … ." (Vladimir Sládek, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 999, 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540412458
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 8/9/2001
  • Series: Springer Series in Materials Science , #45
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 293
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Historical Development.- 2 Transport of Heat and Electricity in Solids.- 3 Selection and Optimization Criteria.- 4 Measurement and Characterization.- 5 Review of Established Materials and Devices.- 6 The Phonon—Glass Electron-Crystal Approach to Thermoelectric Materials Research.- 7 Complex Chalcogenide Structures.- 8 Low-Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials.- 9 Thermionic Refrigeration.- References.

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