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Thermoelectrics and its Energy Harvesting, 2-Volume Set

Edited By

David Michael Rowe

ISBN 9781439840412
Published April 25, 2012 by CRC Press
1120 Pages 677 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Comprising two volumes, Thermoelectrics and Its Energy Harvesting reviews the vast 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.

Materials, Preparation, and Characterization in Thermoelectrics investigates the upsurge in activity in all aspects of thermoelectrics and the rapid advances in nanotechnology fueling the development of nano-architectured materials with substantially improved thermoelectric performance.

Modules, Systems, and Applications in Thermoelectrics discusses the practical, novel, and truly groundbreaking applications of thermoelectrics in a range of markets. It details the U.S. interest in alternative energy and energy harvesting, the strong interest in Japan, Korea and Europe to incorporate thermoelectric generators in cars to reduce fuel consumption and meet EU carbon dioxide emission targets; and the European plans to build an isotopic powered thermoelectric generator.

Table of Contents

Volume I:

General Principles and Theoretical Considerations
Transverse Thermoelectric Effects and Their Application; H. J. Goldsmid
Thermoelectric Induction in Power Generation: Prospects and Proposals; L. I. Anatychuk
Thermoelectric Devices as Heat Engines: Alternative Thermodynamic Cycles; L. E. Bell
Functionally Graded Thermoelectric Generator and Cooler Elements; E. Muller, K. Zabrocki, C. Goupil, G. Jeffrey Snyder, and W. Seifert
Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations in Thermoelectric Materials: Applications to the Development of New Materials; Jean-Claude Tedenac
First Principles Calculations of Electron Transport Properties in Disordered Thermoelectrics; Janusz Tobola and Laurent Chaput
New Thermoelectric Materials with Precisely Determined Electronic Structure and Phonon Dispersion; Tsunehiro Takeuchi
Entropy Flow in Interactive Semiconductor/Metal Nanoensembles; Dieter M. Gruen
Ab Initio
-Based Band Engineering and Rational Design of Thermoelectric Materials; Jiong Yang, Xun Shi, Wenqing Zhang, Lidong Chen, and Jihui Yang
Band Structure Guidelines for Higher Figure-of-Merit: Analytic Band Generation and Energy Filtering; Espen Flage-Larsen and Ole Martin Lovvik
Introduction to Modeling Thermoelectric Transport at High Temperatures; Andrew F. May and G. Jeffrey Snyder
The Effect of Resonant Energy Levels on the Thermoelectric Power and Thermoelectric Power Factor; Joseph P. Heremans
Graphene-Like Exfoliated Quasi-2D Thermoelectric Crystals; Alexander A. Balandin
The Bottom-Up Approach to Bulk Thermoelectric Materials with Nanoscale Domains; Anuja Datta, Adrian Popescu, Lilia Woods, and George S. Nolas
Surface and Interface Effects on Thermoelectric Behavior in Crystalline Nanowires; Frederic Sansoz

Materials Preparation and Measurement
High-Performance Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Prepared by Melt Spinning and Spark Plasma Sintering; Xinfeng Tang, Wenjie Xie, Han Li, Baoli Du, Qingjie Zhang, Terry M. Tritt, and Ctirad Uher
Fabrication Routes for Nanostructured TE Material Architectures; Muhammet S. Toprak, Shanghua Li, and Mamoun Muhammed
Preparation and Thermoelectric Properties of Iron Disilicide; Yukihiro Isoda and Haruhiko Udono
The Deposition of Bi2Te3 and Sb2Te3 Thermoelectric Thin Films by Thermal Coevaporation and Applications in Energy Harvesting; L. M. Goncalves
Thermoelectric Materials, Measurements, and Opportunities for Energy Harvesting; Patrick J. Taylor
Thermal and Thermoelectric Characterization of Individual Nanostructures and Thin Films; Li Shi
Microchips and Methods for the Characterization of Thermoelectric Transport Properties of Nanostructures; Friedemann VOlklein, Daniel Huzel, Heiko Reith, and Matthias Schmitt
Neutron Scattering Investigations of Thermoelectric Materials; Mogens Christensen

Volume II:

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.

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"The selection of topics of is 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