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Thermoelectric Nanomaterials

Materials Design and Applications

  • Kunihito Koumoto
  • Takao Mori

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 182)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Atomic-Scale Materials Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Heng Wang, Yanzhong Pei, Aaron D. LaLonde, G. Jeffery Snyder
      Pages 3-32
    3. Toshiro Takabatake
      Pages 33-49
    4. Martin Søndergaard, Simon Johnsen, Peijie Sun, Ye Sun, Simone Cenedese, Carlo Gatti et al.
      Pages 71-93
    5. Lukas Müchler, Binghai Yan, Frederick Casper, Stanislav Chadov, Claudia Felser
      Pages 123-139
    6. Yuzuru Miyazaki, Yuta Kikuchi
      Pages 141-156
    7. C. L. Wan, Y. F. Wang, Y. E. Putri, K. Koumoto
      Pages 157-173
  3. Nanoscale Structure Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Gerda Rogl, Peter Rogl, Ernst Bauer, Michael Zehetbauer
      Pages 193-254
    3. Weishu Liu, Zhifeng Ren, Gang Chen
      Pages 255-285
    4. Ruizhi Zhang, Kunihito Koumoto
      Pages 287-301
    5. Kyu Hyoung Lee, Sang Il Kim, Kyunghan Ahn, Sang Mock Lee, Sung Wng Kim
      Pages 303-320
  4. Applications of Thermoelectrics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Henni Ouerdane, Christophe Goupil, Yann Apertet, Aurélie Michot, Adel Abbout
      Pages 323-351
    3. Ryoji Funahashi, Atsuko Kosuga
      Pages 353-363
    4. Anke Weidenkaff, Matthias Trottmann, Petr Tomeš, Clemens Suter, Aldo Steinfeld, Angelika Veziridis
      Pages 365-382

About this book


Presently, there is an intense race throughout the world to develop good enough thermoelectric materials which can be used in wide scale applications. This book focuses comprehensively on very recent up-to-date breakthroughs in thermoelectrics utilizing nanomaterials and methods based in nanoscience. Importantly, it provides the readers with methodology and concepts utilizing atomic scale and nanoscale materials design (such as superlattice structuring, atomic network structuring and properties control, electron correlation design, low dimensionality, nanostructuring, etc.). Furthermore, also indicates the applications of thermoelectrics expected for the large emerging energy market. This book has a wide appeal and application value for anyone being interested in state-of-the-art thermoelectrics and/or actual viable applications in nanotechnology.


application of thermoelectric materials atomic scale material design materials design at atomic level nanoscale material design nanostructured materials novel compounds for thermoelectrics thermoelectric materials waste heat recovery system

Editors and affiliations

  • Kunihito Koumoto
    • 1
  • Takao Mori
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute for Materials ScienceTsukubaJapan

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