Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano (Google eBook)

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D.M. Rowe
CRC Press, Dec 9, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 1008 pages
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Ten years ago, D.M. Rowe introduced the bestselling CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics to wide acclaim. Since then, increasing environmental concerns, desire for long-life electrical power sources, and continued progress in miniaturization of electronics has led to a substantial increase in research activity involving thermoelectrics. Reflecting the latest trends and developments, the Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano is an extension of the earlier work and covers the entire range of thermoelectrics disciplines.

Serving as a convenient reference as well as a thorough introduction to thermoelectrics, this book includes contributions from 99 leading authorities from around the world. Its coverage spans from general principles and theoretical concepts to material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Reflecting the enormous impact of nanotechnology on the field-as the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials far surpass the performance of conventional materials-each section progresses systematically from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics. In addition, the book contains an appendix listing major manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules.

There is no longer any need to spend hours plodding through the journal literature for information. The Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano offers a timely, comprehensive treatment of all areas of thermoelectrics in a single, unified reference.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 General Principles and Basic Considerations
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Chapter 2 Modern Thermodynamic Theory of Thermoelectricity
2-1
Chapter 3 Thermoelectric Phenomena under Large Temperature Gradients
3-1
Chapter 4 Minority Carriers and Thermoelectric Effects in Bipolar Devices
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Chapter 5 Effects of Charge Carriers Interactions on Seebeck Coefficients
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Chapter 6 Thermal Conductivity of Semiconductors with Complex Crystal Structures
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Chapter 7 A Chemical Approach to the FirstPrinciples Modeling of Novel Thermoelectric Materials
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Chapter 8 Recent Trends for the Design and Optimization of Thermoelectric Materials 8212 A Theoretical Perspective
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Chapter 33 Structure Thermal Conductivity and Thermoelectric Properties of Clathrate Compounds
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Chapter 34 SkutteruditeBased Thermoelectrics
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Chapter 35 Oxide Thermoelectrics
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Chapter 36 Thermoelectric Properties of Electrically Conducting Organic Materials
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Chapter 37 Shifting the Maximum FigureofMerit of Bi Sb2Te Se3 Thermoelectrics to Lower Temperatures
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Chapter 38 Functionally Graded Materials for Thermoelectric Applications
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Chapter 39 Recent Developments in LowDimensional Thermoelectric Materials
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Chapter 40 Thermoelectric Properties of Nanocrystalline Transition Metal Silicides
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Efficiency and Compatibility
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Chapter 10 A New Upper Limit to the Thermoelectric FigureofMerit
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Chapter 11 Thermoelectric Module Design Theories
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Chapter 12 Modeling and Characterization of Power Generation Modules Based on Bulk Materials
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Chapter 13 Energy Conversion Using DiodeLike Structures
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Chapter 14 Size Effects on Thermal Transport
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Chapter 15 Thermoelectric Aspects of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
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Chapter 16 Theory and Modeling in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics
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Chapter 17 Thermoelectric Power of Carbon Nanotubes
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Chapter 18 PhononDrag Thermopower of LowDimensional Semiconductor Structures
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Material Preparation and Measurements
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Chapter 19 SolidState Synthesis of Thermoelectric Materials
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Chapter 20 Review of Methods of Thermoelectric Materials Mass Production
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Chapter 21 Structural Studies of Thermoelectric Materials
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Principles and Practical Realization
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Chapter 23 Electrical and Thermal Transport Measurement Techniques for Evaluation of the FigureofMerit of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials
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Chapter 24 Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Thin Films
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Chapter 25 Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
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Chapter 26 Approaches to Thermoelectric Standardization
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Thermoelectric Materials
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Chapter 27 Thermoelectric Properties of Bismuth Antimony Telluride Solid Solutions
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Thermopower in Magnetic Field
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Chapter 29 Thermoelectrics on the Base of Solid Solutions of Mg2BIV Compounds BIV Si Ge Sn
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Chapter 30 Thermoelectric Properties of the Group V Semimetals
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Chapter 31 Thermoelectrics of Transition Metal Silicides
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Chapter 32 Formation and Crystal Chemistry of Clathrates
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Chapter 41 Nanostructured Skutterudites
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Chapter 42 Thermal Conductivity of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials
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Thermoelements Modules and Devices
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Chapter 43 Modeling and Optimization of Segmented Thermoelectric Generatiors for Terrestrial and Space Applications
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Chapter 44 Thermocouple with a Passive High Temperature Superconductor Leg
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Chapter 45 Anisotropic Thermoelements
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Chapter 46 Miniaturized Thermoelectric Converters
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Chapter 47 Thermoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems
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Chapter 48 Nanoscale Thermoelectrics
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Chapter 49 Superlattice ThinFilm Thermoelectric Material and Device Technologies
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Thermoelectric Systems and Applications
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Chapter 50 Thermoelectric Power Generation System Recovering Industrial Waste Heat
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Chapter 51 The Concept of Thermoelectric Power Generation ToppingUp Cogeneration System
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Chapter 52 A Thermoelectric Application to Vehicles
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Chapter 53 Thermoelectric Microgenerators with Isotope Heat Sources
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Chapter 54 Performance and Mass Estimates of CTMARPSs with Four GPHS Bricks
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Chapter 55 Parametric and Optimization Analyses of Cascaded ThermoelectricAdvanced Radioisotope Power Systems with Four GPHS Bricks
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Chapter 56 Space Missions and Applications
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Chapter 57 Quantum Well Thermoelectric Devices and Applications
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Chapter 58 Thermoelectric Cooling of ElectroOptic Components
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Chapter 59 Thermoelectric Refrigeration for MassMarket Applications
59-1
History of the International Thermoelectric Society
AJ-1
Selected Thermoelectric Sources
AJ-9
Index
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Back cover
I-33
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