## Thermoelectricity: Theory, Thermometry, Tool, Issue 852 |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

The Schrodinger Wave Equation | 35 |

Modem Theories of Solids | 70 |

Elementary Thermoelectric Concepts | 111 |

Thermoelectricity and Heat Capacity | 133 |

Quantum Mechanic Theories and Their Relationships | 139 |

Factors Affecting the Fermi Level | 159 |

Thermoelectric Behavior of Alloys | 169 |

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alloying elements alloys Alumel approach approximation ASTM ASTM International atom behavior Brillouin zone carriers changes Chromel chromium circuit coefficient composition conduction band conductor considered constant crystal d band decrease density diffraction dopant effective mass elec energy gap equation factors Fermi energy Fermi level free electron function of temperature heat capacity holes impurity increase ions lattice linear magnetic Materials for Engineers maximum momentum nearly free negative nickel Nicrosil Nisil normal metals noted number of electrons obtained particle Peltier effect photon Physical Properties potential probability of finding quantum mechanics quantum numbers range relationship Reprinted with permission Section Seebeck semiconductors shown in Fig silicon solid solution spin clusters substituted into Eq Table ternary theory thermal thermocouple thermoelectric power thermoelectric properties thermoelements Thomson effects tion transition elements trons valence band valence electrons values velocity voltage wave function wavelength zero