Thermoelectric Materials and Devices summarizes the latest research achievements over the past 20 years of thermoelectric material and devices, most notably including new theory and strategies of thermoelectric materials design and the new technology of device integration. The author has provided a bridge between the knowledge of basic physical/chemical principles and the fabrication technology of thermoelectric materials and devices, and provides readers with research and development strategies for high performance thermoelectric materials and devices. This book will be a vital resource for graduate students, researchers and technologists working in the field of energy conversion and the development of thermoelectric devices.
- Discusses the new theory and methods of thermoelectric materials design
- Combines the scientific principles along with the synthesis/fabrication technology of thermoelectric materials
- Presents the design optimization and interface technology of thermoelectric devices
- For the first time introduces the thermoelectric polymer and organic-inorganic thermoelectric composites
1. Basic theory of thermoelectricity 2. Optimization strategy of thermoelectric materials 3. Measurement of thermoelectric transport properties 4. Typical thermoelectric materials 5. Low-dimensional and nanostructured thermoelectric materials 6. Thermoelectric polymer and organic-inorganic composites 7. Integration and application of thermoelectric devices
Professor Lidong Chen received his Ph.D. from Tohoku University in Japan (1990). Since 1990, he has worked with Riken Corporation (Chief Engineer), the National Aerospace Laboratory, Tohoku University (Associate Professor) and University of Michigan (Visiting Scholar). He joined the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS) as a professor in 2001. At present, he is the director of the State Key Lab of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructures and the Co-Editor-in-Chief of npj Computational Materials.
Professor Chen's research focuses on advanced thermoelectric (TE) materials and devices.. Prof. Chen's research areas include wide-spectrum phonon scattering in cage-structured compounds, liquid-like phonon transport behaviour in ionic conductors, and high-throughput explorations of novel thermoelectric materials, all of which greatly promote TE performance in recent years. In addition, he has developed high efficiency thermoelectric devices using advanced TE materials, which has been a significant contribution to the field of thermoelectrics.