Thermoelectric Thin Films

Materials and Devices

  • Paolo Mele
  • Dario Narducci
  • Michihiro Ohta
  • Kaniskha Biswas
  • Juan Morante
  • Shrikant Saini
  • Tamio Endo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Masayuki Takashiri
    Pages 1-29
  3. Seungwoo Han
    Pages 31-42
  4. Matukumilli V. D. Prasad, Umesh V. Waghmare
    Pages 43-67
  5. Per Eklund, Sit Kerdsongpanya, Björn Alling
    Pages 121-138
  6. Paolo Mele, Shrikant Saini, Edoardo Magnone
    Pages 139-156
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-211

About this book


This book will provide readers with deep insight into the intriguing science of thermoelectric thin films. It serves as a fundamental information source on the techniques and methodologies involved in thermoelectric thin film growth, characterization and device processing. This book involves widespread contributions on several categories of thermoelectric thin films: oxides, chalcogenides, iodates, nitrides and polymers. This will serve as an invaluable resource for experts to consolidate their knowledge and will provide insight and inspiration to beginners wishing to learn about thermoelectric thin films.

  • Provides a single-source reference on a wide spectrum of topics related to thermoelectric thin films, from organic chemistry to devices, from physical chemistry to applied physics, from synthesis to device implementation;
  • Covers several categories of thermoelectric thin films based on different material approaches such as oxides, chalcogenides, iodates, nitrides and polymers;
  • Discusses synthesis, characterization, and device processing of thermoelectric thin films, as well as the nanoengineering approach to tailor the properties of the used materials at the nanoscale level.


Thermoelectric materials Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films Oxide Thin Films, Multilayers and Nanocomposites Wearable thermoelectric devices Thin films as novel thermoelectric materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Mele
    • 1
  • Dario Narducci
    • 2
  • Michihiro Ohta
    • 3
  • Kaniskha Biswas
    • 4
  • Juan Morante
    • 5
  • Shrikant Saini
    • 6
  • Tamio Endo
    • 7
  1. 1.SIT Research Laboratories, Omiya campusShibaura Institute of Technology (Tokyo)TokyoJapan
  2. 2.University of Milano-BicoccaMilanoItaly
  3. 3.AISTTsukubaJapan
  4. 4.JNCASRBangaloreIndia
  5. 5.IRECSant Adrià de BesòsSpain
  6. 6.Department of Mechanical and Control EngineeringKyushu Institute of TechnologyKitakyushuJapan
  7. 7.Japan Advanced ChemicalsAtsugiJapan

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