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Thermoelectrics Handbook, Micro-to-Nano

Thermoelectrics Handbook - Micro To Nano
David M. Rowe (Editor)

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In 1995, 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.


Table of Contents:


  • General Principles and Basic Considerations; D.M. Rowe
  • Modern Thermodynamic Theory of Thermoelectricity; L.I. Anatychuk and O.J. Luste
  • Thermoelectric Phenomena under Large Temperature Gradients; L.I. Anatychuk and L.P. Bulat
  • Minority Carriers and Thermoelectric Effects in Bipolar Devices; Kevin Pipe
  • Effects of Charge Carriers' Interactions on Seebeck Coefficients; David Emin
  • Thermal Conductivity of Semiconductors with Complex Crystal Structure; V.K. Zaitsev and M.I. Fedorov
  • A Chemical Approach to the First-Principles Modeling of Novel Thermoelectric Materials; Luca Bertini, Fausto Cargnoni, and Carlo Gatti
  • Recent Trends for the Design and Optimization of Thermoelectric Materials: A Theoretical Perspective; John S. Tse and Dennis D. Klug
  • Thermoelectric Power Generation: Efficiency and Compatibility; G. Jeffrey Snyder
  • A New Upper Limit to the Thermoelectric Figure-of-Merit; H.J. Goldsmid
  • Thermoelectric Module Design Theories; Gao Min
  • Modeling and Characterization of Power Generation Modules Based on Bulk Materials; Timothy P. Hogan and Tom Shih
  • Energy Conversion Using Diode-Like Structures; Yan Kucherov and Peter Hagelstein
  • Size Effects on Thermal Transport; Chandra Mohan Bhandari
  • Thermoelectric Aspects of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; S. Paschen
  • Theory and Modeling in Nanostructured Thermoelectrics; Alexander A. Balandin
  • Thermoelectric Power of Carbon Nanotubes; G.D. Mahan
  • Phonon-Drag Thermopower of Low-Dimensional Semiconductor Structures; Yu.V. Ivanov


  • Solid State Synthesis of Thermoelectric Materials; B.A. Cook and J.L. Harringa
  • Review of Methods of Thermoelectric Materials Mass Production; Yury M. Belov, Sergei M. Maniakin, and Igor V. Morgunov
  • Structural Studies of Thermoelectric Materials; Bo Brummerstedt Iversen
  • Measurements of Resistivity and Thermopower: Principles and Practical Realization; A.T. Burkov
  • Electrical and Thermal Transport Measurement Techniques for Evaluation of the Figure-of-Merit of Bulk Thermoelectric Materials; Terry M. Tritt
  • Measurement of the Thermal Conductivity of Thin Films; F. Völklein, A. Meier, and M. Blumers
  • Solvothermal Synthesis of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials; X.B. Zhao, T.J. Zhu, and X.H. Ji
  • Approaches to Thermoelectric Standardization; E. Müller, C. Stiewe, D.M. Rowe, and S.G.K. Williams


  • Thermoelectric Properties of Bismuth Antimony Telluride Solid Solutions; H. Scherrer and S. Scherrer
  • Bi-Sb Alloys: Thermopower in Magnetic Field; V.M. Grabov and O.N. Uryupin
  • Thermoelectrics on the Base of Solid Solutions of Mg2BIV Compounds (BIV = Si, Ge, Sn); V.K. Zaitsev, M.I. Fedorov, I.S. Eremin, and E.A. Gurieva
  • Thermoelectric Properties of the Group V Semimetals; J-P. Issi Thermoelectrics of Transition Metal Silicides; M. Fedorov and V. Zaitsev
  • Formation and Crystal Chemistry of Clathrates; P. Rogl
  • Structure, Thermal Conductivity and Thermoelectric Properties of Clathrate Compounds; George S. Nolas
  • Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectrics; Ctirad Uher
  • Oxide Thermoelectrics; Kunihito Koumoto, Ichiro Terasaki, Tsuyoshi Kajitani, Michitaka Ohtaki, and Ryoji Funahashi
  • Thermoelectric Properties of Electrically Conducting Organic Materials; A.I. Casian
  • Shifting the Maximum Figure-of-Merit of (Bi, Sb)2(Te, Se)3 Thermoelectrics to Lower Temperatures; V.A. Kutasov, L.N. Lukyanova, and M.V. Vedernikov
  • Functionally Graded Materials for Thermoelectric Applications; V.L. Kuznetsov
  • Recent Developments in Low Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials; M.S. Dresselhaus and J.P. Heremans
  • Thermoelectric Properties of Nanocrystalline Transition Metal Silicides; J. Schumann and A.T. Burkov
  • Nanostructured Skutterudites; Mamoun Muhammed and Muhammet Toprak
  • Thermal Conductivity of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials; C. Dames and G. Chen


  • Modeling and Optimization of Segmented Thermoelectric Generators for Terrestrial and Space Applications; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
  • Thermocouple with a Passive HTSC Leg; V.L. Kuznetsov and M.V. Vedernikov Anisotropic Thermoelements; A.A. Snarskii and L.P. Bulat
  • Miniaturized Thermoelectric Converters; Harald Böttner, Joachim Nurnus, and Axel Schubert
  • Thermoelectric Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS); F. Völklein and A. Meier
  • Nanoscale Thermoelectrics; Joachim Nurnus, Harald Böttner, and Armin Lambrecht
  • Superlattice Thin-Film Thermoelectric Material and Device Technologies; Rama Venkatasubramanian, Edward Siivola, and Brooks O'Quinn


  • Thermoelectric Power Generation System Recovering Industrial Waste Heat; Takenobu Kajikawa
  • The Concept of Thermoelectric Power Generation Topping-Up Co-Generation System; Takenobu Kajikawa
  • A Thermoelectric Application to Vehicles; Kakuei Matsubara and Mitsuru Matsuura
  • Thermoelectric Microgenerators with Isotope Heat Sources; L.I. Anatychuk and A.A. Pustovalov
  • Performance and Mass Estimates of CTM-ARPSs with Four GPHS Bricks; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
  • Parametric and Optimization Analyses of Cascaded Thermoelectric-Advanced Radioisotope Power Systems with Four GPHS Bricks; Mohamed S. El-Genk and Hamed H. Saber
  • Space Missions and Applications; Robert D. Abelson
  • Quantum Well Thermoelectric Devices and Applications; S. Ghamaty, J.C. Bass, and N.B. Elsner
  • Thermoelectric Cooling of Electro-Optic Components; V.A. Semenyuk
  • Thermoelectric Refrigeration for Mass-Market Applications; Montag C. Davis, Benjamin P. Banney, Peter T. Clarke, Brett R. Manners, and Robert M. Weymouth




Publication and Pricing:

December 9, 2005, 1008 pp.
ISBN: 0849322642

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