Thermoelectrics

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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    *Unconventional Thermoelectrics, European Materials Research Society Meeting, Strasbourg, 26–30 May 2008.

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Singh, D., Terasaki, I. Nanostructuring and more. Nature Mater 7, 616–617 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat2243

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