Nanoscale Thermoelectrics

  • Xiaodong Wang
  • Zhiming M. Wang

Part of the Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology book series (LNNST, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jose Ordonez-Miranda, Ronggui Yang, Juan Jose Alvarado-Gil
    Pages 93-139
  3. Nikhil Satyala, Payam Norouzzadeh, Daryoosh Vashaee
    Pages 141-183
  4. Cyril P. Opeil, Kevin C. Lukas
    Pages 255-270
  5. Chen Zhou, Long Zhang, Jeffrey Sakamoto
    Pages 271-299
  6. Ken Kurosaki, Adul Harnwunggmoung, Shinsuke Yamanaka
    Pages 301-325
  7. Yu Zhao, Ashok Kumar, Céline Hin, Shashank Priya
    Pages 327-361
  8. Changning Pan, Zhongxiang Xie, Keqiu Chen
    Pages 393-425
  9. Massimo Totaro, Giovanni Pennelli
    Pages 427-450
  10. Michele Amato, Maurizia Palummo, Stefano Ossicini, Riccardo Rurali
    Pages 497-515
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 517-519

About this book


For the efficient utilization of energy resources and the minimization of environmental damage, thermoelectric materials can play an important role by converting waste heat into electricity directly. Nanostructured thermoelectric materials have received much attention recently due to the potential for enhanced properties associated with size effects and quantum confinement. Nanoscale Thermoelectrics describes the theory underlying these phenomena, as well as various thermoelectric materials and nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes, SiGe nanowires, and graphene nanoribbons. Chapters written by leading scientists throughout the world are intended to create a fundamental bridge between thermoelectrics and nanotechnology, and to stimulate readers' interest in developing new types of thermoelectric materials and devices for power generation and other applications. Nanoscale Thermoelectrics is both a comprehensive introduction to the field and a guide to further research, and can be recommended for Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Materials Science departments.

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of thermoelectric materials and nanostructures
  • Provides the keys to understanding the theory underlying improvements in thermoelectric efficiency
  • Describes a key enabling technology in materials science for energy applications
  • Written by leading experts in each research area


Carbon Nanotubes, Thermoelectrics Electron Transport, Thermoelectrics, Nano Graphene Nanoribbons Nanoscale Thermoelectrics One-dimensional Bismuth-based P-type Skutterudite Nanocomposites Thermoelectrics Particulate Nanocomposites Thermal Conductivity Quantum Confinement, Nanostructured Self-Assembled Oxide Bulk Thermoelectrics Si/Be Nanocomposites Thermoelectric Figure SiGe Nanowires Silicon Nanostructures Thermoelectrics Size Effects, Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Thermal Conductivity Semiconductor Nanowires Thermoelectric Materials Thermoelectric Materials Heat Transfer Thermoelectric Materials Microstructures Thermoelectric Materials Nano Thermoelectric Materials Phase Equilibria Thermoelectric Nanomaterials Properties Thermoelectric Nanomaterials Synthesis Thermoelectric Nanostructures Thermoelectrics Disordered Nanowires Thermomagnetic Effects, Nano of merit

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaodong Wang
    • 1
  • Zhiming M. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Engineering Research Center for Semiconductor Integrated TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.Engineering Research Center for Semiconductor Integrated TechnologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople's Republic of China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02011-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02012-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-2159
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-2167
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