Summary and Concluding Remarks

  • Neophytos NeophytouEmail author
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Recent developments in thermoelectricity related to the realization of ultra-low thermal conductivity nanostructured materials and the identification of a large variety of potentially high performance materials and their alloys, have led to large improvements in ZT across materials and temperatures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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