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Modules, Systems, and Applications in Thermoelectrics

1st Edition

Edited by David Michael Rowe

CRC Press

581 pages | 14 Color Illus. | 376 B/W Illus.

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Comprising two volumes, Thermoelectrics and Its Energy Harvesting reviews the dramatic improvements in technology and application of thermoelectric energy with a specific intention to reduce and reuse waste heat and improve novel techniques for the efficient acquisition and use of energy. This volume, Modules, Systems and Applications in Thermoelectrics, discusses the practical, novel, and truly groundbreaking applications of thermoelectrics in a range of markets.

The book details the U.S. interest in alternative energy and energy harvesting, specifically, the current efforts to use thermoelectric generators (TGs) to reduce emissions. Internationally, it expounds on the strong interest in Japan, Korea and Europe to incorporate TGs in cars to reduce fuel consumption and meet EU carbon dioxide emission targets; the European plans to build an isotopic powered thermoelectric generator; and India’s use of TG s in converting hot water from steel mills into electricity.


"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

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for Modules, Systems, and Applications in Thermoelectrics

Thermoelectric Materials and Properties

Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials, Z. Ren, G. Chen, and M. Dresselhaus

Design and Realization of Nanostructured Inorganic Intergrowths, M. Beekman, C. Heideman, M. Anderson, M. Smeller, R. Atkins, Q. Lin, N. Nguyen, and D.C. Johnson

Bulk Nanocomposites of Thermoelectric Materials, L. Chen, R. Liu, Z. Xiong, and W. Zhang

Layer-Structured Metal Sulphides as Novel Thermoelectric Materials,C. L. Wan, Y. F. Wang, N. Wang, Y. E. Putri, W. Norimatsu, M. Kusunoki, and K. Koumoto

Thermoelectric Properties of Quantum Wires within Chrysotile Asbestos Nanotubes, M.V. Vedernikov, Y.V. Ivanov, O.N. Uryupin, and Y.A. Kumzerov

Bismuth Telluride Alloys for Waste Energy Harvesting and Cooling Applications, H. Scherrer and S. Scherrer

Optimization of Solid Solutions Based on Bismuth and Antimony Chalcogenides above Room Temperature, L. Lukyanova, V.A. Kutasov, P.P. Konstantinov, and V.V. Popov

Effect of Vacancy Distribution on the Thermoelectric Properties of Gallium and Indium Chalcogenides, K. Kurosaki and S. Yamanaka

Inverse Clathrates, P. Rogl

Recent Advances in the Development of Efficient n-type Skutterudites, C. Uher

Silicide Thermoelectrics: State-of-Art and Prospects, M.I. Fedorov and V.K. Zaitsev

Thermoelectric Properties of Inter-Metallic Hybridization Gap and Pseudo - gap Systems, D. Morelli

Novel Power Factor of Si-Ge System, Y. Okamoto and H. Takiguchi

Boride Thermoelectrics; High Temperature Thermoelectric Materials, T. Mori

Polymer Thermoelectric Materials', Y. Shinohara

Thermo-mechanical Properties of Thermoelectric Materials, E.D. Case

Thermoelectric Modules, Devices and Applications

Miniaturized Thermoelectric Converters, Technologies and Applications, H. Böttner and J. Nurnus

Application of Thermoelectrics for Thermal Management of High Power Microelectronics, V. Semenyuk

Mille Kelvin Electronic Refrigeration, M.J. Prest, T.E. Whall, E.H.C. Parker, and D.R. Leadley

Heat Exchangers, J. Esarte, C. Bolluschek, and J.M. Blanco

Thin-film Superlattice Thermoelectric Devices for Energy Harvesting and Thermal Management, R. Venkatasubramanian, J. Pierce, T. Colpitts, G. Bulman, D. Stokes, J. Posthilli, P. Barletta, B. O’Quinn, and E. Siivola

Thermoelectric Systems and Applications

Thermoelectric Energy Recovery Systems: Thermal, Thermoelectric, and Structural Considerations, T.J. Hendricks and D.T. Crane

Thermoelectric Harvesting of Low Temperature Heat, D. M. Rowe

Solar Thermoelectric Power Conversion, D. Kraemer, K. McEnaney, Gang Chen, and Z. Ren

Automotive Application of Thermoelectric Technology, J. Yang

Medical Applications of Thermoelectric, A. Chen and P.K.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General