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1st Edition

Thermoelectrics Handbook
Macro to Nano

Edited By

D.M. Rowe

ISBN 9780849322648
Published December 9, 2005 by CRC Press
1022 Pages 14 Color & 622 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Ten years ago, D.M. Rowe introduced the bestselling CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics to wide acclaim. Since then, increasing environmental concerns, desire for long-life electrical power sources, and continued progress in miniaturization of electronics has led to a substantial increase in research activity involving thermoelectrics. Reflecting the latest trends and developments, the Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano is an extension of the earlier work and covers the entire range of thermoelectrics disciplines.

Serving as a convenient reference as well as a thorough introduction to thermoelectrics, this book includes contributions from 99 leading authorities from around the world. Its coverage spans from general principles and theoretical concepts to material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Reflecting the enormous impact of nanotechnology on the field-as the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials far surpass the performance of conventional materials-each section progresses systematically from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics. In addition, the book contains an appendix listing major manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules.

There is no longer any need to spend hours plodding through the journal literature for information. The Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano offers a timely, comprehensive treatment of all areas of thermoelectrics in a single, unified reference.

Table of Contents

General Principles and Basic Considerations; D.M. Rowe
Modern Thermodynamic Theory of Thermoelectricity; L.I. Anatychuk and O.J. Luste
Thermoelectric Phenomena under Large Temperature Gradients; L.I. Anatychuk and L.P. Bulat
Minority Carriers and Thermoelectric Effects in Bipolar Devices; Kevin Pipe
Effects of Charge Carriers' Interactions on Seebeck Coefficients; David Emin
Thermal Conductivity of Semiconductors with Complex Crystal Structure; V.K. Zaitsev and M.I. Fedorov
A Chemical Approach to the First-Principles Modeling of Novel Thermoelectric Materials; Luca Bertini, Fausto Cargnoni, and Carlo Gatti
Recent Trends for the Design and Optimization of Thermoelectric Materials: A Theoretical Perspective; John S. Tse and Dennis D. Klug
Thermoelectric Power Generation: Efficiency and Compatibility; G. Jeffrey Snyder
A New Upper Limit to the Thermoelectric Figure-of-Merit; H.J. Goldsmid
Thermoelectric Module Design Theories; Gao Min
Modeling and Characterization of Power Generation Modules Based on Bulk Materials; Timothy P. Hogan and Tom Shih
Energy Conversion Using Diode-Like Structures; Yan Kucherov and Peter Hagelstein
Size Effects on Thermal Transport; Chandra Mohan Bhandari
Thermoelectric Aspects of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; S. Paschen
Theory and Modeling in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics; Alexander A. Balandin
Thermoelectric Power of Carbon Nanotubes; G.D. Mahan
Phonon-Drag Thermopower of Low-Dimensional Semiconductor Structures; Yu.V. Ivanov
Solid State Synthesis of Thermoelectric Materials; B.A. Cook and J.L. Harringa
Review of Methods of Thermoelectric Materials Mass Production; Yury M. Belov, Sergei M. Maniakin, and Igor V. Morgunov
Structural Studies of Thermoelectric Materials; Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
Measurements of Resistivity and Thermopower: Principles and Practical Realization; A.T. Burkov
Electrical and Thermal Transport Measurement Techniques for Evaluation of the Figure-of-Merit of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials; Terry M. Tritt
Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Thin Films; F. Völklein, A. Meier, and M. Blumers
Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials; X.B. Zhao, T.J. Zhu, and X.H. Ji
Approaches to Thermoelectric Standardization; E. Müller, C. Stiewe, D.M. Rowe, and S.G.K. Williams
Thermoelectric Properties of Bismuth Antimony Telluride Solid Solutions; H. Scherrer and S. Scherrer
Bi-Sb Alloys: Thermopower in Magnetic Field; V.M. Grabov and O.N. Uryupin
Thermoelectrics on the Base of Solid Solutions of Mg2BIV Compounds (BIV = Si, Ge, Sn); V.K. Zaitsev, M.I. Fedorov, I.S. Eremin, and E.A. Gurieva
Thermoelectric Properties of the Group V Semimetals; J-P. Issi
Thermoelectrics of Transition Metal Silicides; M. Fedorov and V. Zaitsev
Formation and Crystal Chemistry of Clathrates; P. Rogl
Structure, Thermal Conductivity and Thermoelectric Properties of Clathrate Compounds; George S. Nolas
Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectrics; Ctirad Uher
Oxide Thermoelectrics; Kunihito Koumoto, Ichiro Terasaki, Tsuyoshi Kajitani, Michitaka Ohtaki, and Ryoji Funahashi
Thermoelectric Properties of Electrically Conducting Organic Materials; A.I. Casian
Shifting the Maximum Figure-of-Merit of (Bi, Sb)2(Te, Se)3 Thermoelectrics to Lower Temperatures; V.A. Kutasov, L.N. Lukyanova, and M.V. Vedernikov
Functionally Graded Materials for Thermoelectric Applications; V.L. Kuznetsov
Recent Developments in Low Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials; M.S. Dresselhaus and J.P. Heremans
Thermoelectric Properties of Nanocrystalline Transition Metal Silicides; J. Schumann and A.T. Burkov
Nanostructured Skutterudites; Mamoun Muhammed and Muhammet Toprak
Thermal Conductivity of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials; C. Dames and G. Chen
Modeling and Optimization of Segmented Thermoelectric Generators for Terrestrial and Space Applications; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
Thermocouple with a Passive HTSC Leg; V.L. Kuznetsov and M.V. Vedernikov Anisotropic Thermoelements; A.A. Snarskii and L.P. Bulat
Miniaturized Thermoelectric Converters; Harald Böttner, Joachim Nurnus, and Axel Schubert
Thermoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS); F. Völklein and A. Meier
Nanoscale Thermoelectrics; Joachim Nurnus, Harald Böttner, and Armin Lambrecht
Superlattice Thin-Film Thermoelectric Material and Device Technologies; Rama Venkatasubramanian, Edward Siivola, and Brooks O'Quinn
Thermoelectric Power Generation System Recovering Industrial Waste Heat; Takenobu Kajikawa
The Concept of Thermoelectric Power Generation Topping-Up Co-Generation System; Takenobu Kajikawa
A Thermoelectric Application to Vehicles; Kakuei Matsubara and Mitsuru Matsuura
Thermoelectric Microgenerators with Isotope Heat Sources; L.I. Anatychuk and A.A. Pustovalov
Performance and Mass Estimates of CTM-ARPSs with Four GPHS Bricks; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
Parametric and Optimization Analyses of Cascaded Thermoelectric-Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems with Four GPHS Bricks; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
Space Missions and Applications; Robert D. Abelson
Quantum Well Thermoelectric Devices and Applications; S. Ghamaty, J.C. Bass, and N.B. Elsner
Thermoelectric Cooling of Electro-Optic Components; V.A. Semenyuk
Thermoelectric Refrigeration for Mass-Market Applications; Montag C. Davis, Benjamin P. Banney, Peter T. Clarke, Brett R. Manners, and Robert M. Weymouth

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