Journal of Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials for Thermoelectrics


Publishing date
01 Nov 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
14 Jun 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Material Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Republic of Korea

2Environment-Energy Ceramics, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Republic of Korea

3Electronic Materials Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

4Department of Material Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea

5Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA


Nanomaterials for Thermoelectrics

Description

The production and use of fossil fuels raise environmental concerns. A global movement toward the generation of renewable energy is, therefore, underway to help meet increased energy needs. Among various green energy technologies, thermoelectric power generation has attracted increasing attention.Thermoelectric generation refers to the direct conversion of waste heat into useful electricity. Because of a nonpolluting and renewable technique, it is a suitable candidate for future energy conversion. High electrical conductivity, low thermal conductivity, and the high Seebeck coefficient are required for thermoelectric materials. However, it is difficult to control these factors individually, because thermal conductivity is generally proportional to electrical conductivity. One way to disrupt this relationship is to control the microstructure on a nanoscale. By adopting a new design concept of phonon-glass electron-crystal, nanostructure could be adopted to optimize thermoelectric figure of merit. The goal of this special issue is to exhibit recent developments in the nanomaterials for application in thermoelectrics, so as to plot a picture of (1) the current state of the field and (2) the opportunities for future research related to nanomaterials for thermoelectrics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel materials and structures for thermoelectrics
  • Theoretical guidance to high efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion
  • New and emerging technologies for thermoelectric power conversion
  • Low dimensional aspects of thermoelectric materials
  • Device performance requirements for future applications

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 284634
  • - Research Article

Investigation of the Microstructural and Thermoelectric Properties of the Composition for Thermoelectric Power Generation Applications

Lior Weintraub | Joseph Davidow | ... | Yaniv Gelbstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 263080
  • - Editorial

Nanomaterials for Thermoelectrics

Hyung-Ho Park | Won-Seon Seo | ... | Jung-Kun Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 973060
  • - Research Article

An Optimization of Composition Ratio among Triple-Filled Atoms in System

So-Young Kim | Soon-Mok Choi | ... | Hyung Koun Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 821657
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Alumina Nanoparticle-Dispersed Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 Matrix Composites

Kyung Tae Kim | Gook Hyun Ha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 905389
  • - Research Article

Formation of Dense Pore Structure by Te Addition in Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3: An Approach to Minimize Lattice Thermal Conductivity

Syed Waqar Hasan | Hyeona Mun | ... | Sung Wng Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 868540
  • - Research Article

Effect of Mechanical Deformation on Thermoelectric Properties of p-Type Alloys

Sung-Jin Jung | Seong Keun Kim | ... | Jin-Sang Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 792875
  • - Research Article

Thermoelectric Properties of Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber Based Ethylene-Octene Copolymer Composites for Thermoelectric Devices

P. Slobodian | P. Riha | ... | P. Svoboda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 909786
  • - Research Article

All-Solution-Processed InGaO3(ZnO)m Thin Films with Layered Structure

Sung Woon Cho | Jun Hyeon Kim | ... | Hyung Koun Cho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 131537
  • - Research Article

Thermoelectric Properties of Al-Doped Mesoporous ZnO Thin Films

Min-Hee Hong | Chang-Sun Park | ... | Hyung-Ho Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 701268
  • - Research Article

Submicron Features in Higher Manganese Silicide

Yatir Sadia | Mor Elegrably | ... | Yaniv Gelbstein
Journal of Nanomaterials
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