Thermoelectricity/thermoelectrics is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa. This energy converstion is the results of the Seebeck effect (for heat to electricity) and the Peltier effect (for voltage difference to cooling).
IWCN 2021: Thermoelectric Properties of Complex Band and Nanostructured Materials
14 Jul 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Neophytos Neophytou, Patrizio Graziosi, Vassilios Vargiamidis
In this work, we describe a computational framework to compute the electronic and thermoelectric transport in materials with multi-band electronic structures of an arbitrary shape by coupling density function theory (DFT) bandstructures to the Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE).
Anoop A Nair
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Science and Engineering Challenges and Opportunities
13 Feb 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
This talk will provide a viewpoint of these new scientific opportunities and challenges in the context of practical performance and cost metrics. It will also offer new approaches to manipulate entropy change in liquid media for the purpose of energy conversion.
Opportunities, Limitations and Challenges to the Broad Commercialization of Thermoelectric Technology
13 Nov 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Lon Bell
This talk explores the state of thermoelectrics in light of materials and systems currently available, material properties, design and usage criteria and concludes with prospects for future broader commercialization.
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.7: Systems - Summary
23 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.6: Systems - Peltier Coolers
21 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.1: Systems - Importance of ZT (material figure-of-merit)
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.2: Systems - Efficiency Limits, Carnot, Curzon-Ahlborn
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.3: Systems - Thermoelectrics for Power Generation Applications
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.4: Systems - TE Cost/Performance Tradeoff
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 2.5: Systems - Topping Cycle Applications
Introduction to Thermoelectricity
17 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom, Ali Shakouri
A short course designed to introduce semiconductor scientists and engineers to thermoelectric science and technology. The first module (by Lundstrom) is on the theory of thermoelectricity with the goal of understanding the thermoelectric transport coefficients. The second module (by Shakouri)...
Introduction to Thermoelectricity Lecture 1.1: Theory - Introduction
17 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom