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Oxide Thermoelectric Materials: from Basic Principles to Applications

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Oxide Thermoelectric Materials: from Basic Principles to Applications

Yuan-Hua Lin, Jinle Lan, Cewen Nan

ISBN: 978-3-527-34197-9 September 2019 280 Pages

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The first book of its kind?providing comprehensive information on oxide thermoelectrics

This timely book explores the latest research results on the physics and materials science of oxide thermoelectrics at all scales. It covers the theory, design and properties of thermoelectric materials as well as fabrication technologies for devices and their applications.

Written by three distinguished materials scientists, Oxide Thermoelectric Materials reviews: the fundamentals of electron and phonon transport; modeling of thermoelectric modules and their optimization; synthetic processes, structures, and properties of thermoelectric materials such as Bi2Te3- and skutterudite-based materials and Si-Ge alloys. In addition, the book provides a detailed description of the construction of thermoelectric devices and their applications.

-Contains fundamentals and applications of thermoelectric materials and devices, and discusses their near-future perspectives
-Introduces new, promising materials and technologies, such as nanostructured materials, perovskites, and composites
-Paves the way for increased conversion efficiencies of oxides
-Authored by well-known experts in the field of thermoelectrics

Oxide Thermoelectric Materials is a well-organized guidebook for graduate students involved in physics, chemistry, or materials science. It is also helpful for researchers who are getting involved in thermoelectric research and development.
PART I. Theories and Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Electron Transport Model in Nano Bulk Thermoelectrics
1.1 History of Conducting Oxides
1.2 Structure Characters of Oxides
1.3 Band Structure of Common Oxides
1.4 Electrical Properties
1.5 Model for Oxides Thermoelectric
1.6 Effect of Interface in Electron Transport
1.7 Upper Limits of Power Factors for Oxides

Chapter 2 Control Thermal Conductivity of Nano Bulk Materials: All-Scale Phononics Engineering
2.1 Bonding and Lattice Vibration
2.2 Lattice Distortions in Determining the Thermal Properties
2.3 Callaway Model and the Minimum Thermal Properties
2.4 Temperature Relationship in Thermal Properties
2.5 Model for Lattice Thermal Conductivity
2.6 Thermal Resistance in Interface
2.7 Model for Nano Bulk Materials
2.8 Minimum Value for Oxides

Chapter 3 Modeling and Optimizing of Thermoelectric Devices
3.1 Efficiency of Thermoelectric Devices
3.2 Model for Thermoelectric Devices
3.3 Optimizing the Efficiency of Devices

PART II. Materials

Chapter 4 Non-Oxides Materials
4.1 Bismuth Antimony Telluride
4.2 Skutterudite-Based Materials
4.3 Silicon-Based Materials
4.4 Other Alloy Materials

Chapter 5 Simple Oxides (ZnO, In2O3 and beyond)
5.1 Introduction for Simple Oxides
5.2 Crystal Structure and Electronic Structure of ZnO and In2O3
5.3 Electrical and Thermal Properties of ZnO and In2O3
5.4 Doping for ZnO and In2O3
5.5 Synthesis and Properties of Nanostructured ZnO and In2O3

Chapter 6 Novel Perovskite Type Oxides (SrTiO3, CaMnO3 and LaCoO3)
6.1 Introduction for Perovskite Type Oxides
6.2 Crystal Structure and Electronic Structure of Perovskite Type Oxides
6.3 Electrical and Thermal Properties of ZnO and In2O3
6.4 A and B Sites Doping for Perovskite Type Oxides
6.5 Double Perovskites
6.6 Synthesis and Properties of Perovskite Type Oxides
6.7 Nanostructure-Property Relationships in Perovskite Type Oxides

Chapter 7 Oxide Cobaltates
7.1 Introduction
7.2 NaxCoO2
7.3 Ca3Co4O9
7.4 New concepts for Oxide Cobaltates

Chapter 8 Promising Complex Oxides for High Performance
8.1 Crystal Structure-Property Relationships
8.2 History of Complex Superconductors
8.3 Cobaltite Oxides: A Substructure Approach
8.4 Oxyselenides
8.5 Complexity through Disorder in the Unit Cell
8.6 Complex Unit Cells

Chapter 9 New Materials and Design
9.1 The quest for simple oxides
9.2 New complex compounds
9.3 Inorganic-organic compound
9.4 Design of composites
9.5 Importance of interface

PART III. Devices and Application

Chapter 10 Oxide Materials Preparation
10.1 Synthesis Method of Nano-Powder
10.2 Advanced Bulk Technology
10.3 Effect of Sintering Atmosphere

Chapter 11 All Oxide Thermoelectric Devices: Fabrication and Measurement
11.1 Fabrication the devices
11.2 Measuring of the devices

Chapter 12 Thermoelectric Power Generation System Combing with PV System
12.1 Solar Energy
12.2 Solar Thermoelectric Devices
12.3 Hybrid TE Deviced and PV System

Chapter 13 Thin Film Thermoelectric Device and Applications
1.3.1 Fabrication of Thin Film
13.2 Design of Film Device
13.3 Setup Measurement of Thin Film