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Introduction

  • Neophytos NeophytouEmail author
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Abstract

Thermoelectric materials convert heat through temperature gradients into electricity, and vice versa provide cooling capabilities once a potential difference is applied across them. This brief describes important aspects of the theory and numerical simulations that are undertaken in describing electro-thermal transport in complex bandstructure and nanostructured materials, aiming to assist the design of advanced thermoelectric materials.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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