TitleIntroduction to thermoelectricity
Author(s)H. Julian Goldsmid
PublicationHeidelberg, Springer, 2010.
Description1 online resource (xvi, 242 p.) : ill
Abstract Note"Introduction to Thermoelectricity" is the latest work by Professor Julian Goldsmid drawing on his 55 years experience in the field. The theory of the thermoelectric and related phenomena is presented in sufficient detail to enable researchers to understand their observations and develop improved thermoelectric materials. The methods for the selection of materials and their improvement are discussed. Thermoelectric materials for use in refrigeration and electrical generation are reviewed. Experimental techniques for the measurement of properties and for the production of thermoelements are described. Special emphasis is placed on nanotechnology which promises to yield great improvements in the efficiency of thermoelectric devices. Chapters are also devoted to transverse thermoelectric effects and thermionic energy conversion, both techniques offering the promise of important applications in the future."--Publisher
Contents NoteThe thermoelectric and related effects -- Theory of thermoelectric refrigeration and generation -- Thermoelectric properties of metals and semiconductors -- Optimisation and selection of semiconductor thermoelements -- Minimising the thermal conductivity -- The improvement of a specific material: bismuth telluride -- Methods for the production of materials -- Measurement techniques -- Review of thermoelectric materials -- Thermoelectric modules and their application -- Transverse devices -- Properties of nanostructured materials -- Thermionic energy conversion
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 235-236) and index
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