Nanostructuring and more

Controlling simultaneously the electric and thermal properties of materials can lead to very efficient thermoelectric devices. Advances following different routes were highlighted at a recent conference.

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Figure 1: Schematic drawing of a thermoelectric device.


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Singh, D., Terasaki, I. Nanostructuring and more. Nature Mater 7, 616–617 (2008).

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