Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

1st Edition - June 3, 2021

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  • Editors: Ranjan Kumar, Ranber Singh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199848
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204399

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Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials reviews emerging thermoelectric materials, including skutterudites, clathrates, and half-Heusler alloys. In addition, the book discusses a number of oxides and silicides that have promising thermoelectric properties. Because 2D materials with high figures of merit have emerged as promising candidates for thermoelectric applications, this book presents an updated introduction to the field of thermoelectric materials, including recent advances in materials synthesis, device modeling, and design. Finally, the book addresses the theoretical difficulties and methodologies of computing the thermoelectric properties of materials that can be used to understand and predict highly efficient thermoelectric materials. This book is a key reference for materials scientists, physicists, and engineers in energy.

Key Features

  • Reviews the most relevant, emerging thermoelectric materials, including 2D materials, skutterudites, clathrates and half-Heusler alloys
  • Focuses on how electronic structure engineering can lead to improved materials performance for thermoelectric energy conversion applications
  • Includes the latest advances in the synthesis, modeling and design of advanced thermoelectric materials


Materials Scientists and Engineers. Physicists; Engineers in Energy

Table of Contents

  • 1 Introduction and brief history of thermoelectric materials 1
    Anuradha Saini, Rajesh Kumar, and Ranjan Kumar
    2 Theory of energy conversion between heat and electricity 
    Shivprasad S. Shastri and Sudhir K. Pandey
    3 Measurement of thermoelectric properties 
    S.K. Tripathi and Sukhdeep Singh
    4 Synthesis of thermoelectric materials 
    Min Hong, Jin Zou, and Zhi-Gang Chen
    5 Design of thermoelectric materials 
    Manoj K. Yadav and Biplab Sanyal
    6 Strategies for improving efficiency of thermoelectric materials 
    Prafulla K. Jha
    7 Traditional thermoelectric materials and challenges 
    Kulwinder Kaur, Enamullah, Shakeel Ahmad Khanday, Jaspal Singh, and Shobhna Dhiman
    8 Beyond 3D-traditional materials thermoelectric materials 
    Manish K. Kashyap and Renu Singla
    9 Organic semiconductors and polymers 
    S.K. Tripathi and Ravneet Kaur
    10 Two-dimensional (2D) thermoelectric materials 
    Ajay K. Kushwaha, Hemen Kalita, Siddhartha Suman, Aditya Bhardwaj, and Rajesh Ghosh
    11 Nanostructured thermoelectric materials 
    Khalid Bin Masood, Neha Jain, Pushpendra Kumar, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, and Jai Singh
    12 Advances in the applications of thermoelectric materials
    Ranber Singh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: June 3, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199848
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204399

About the Editors

Ranjan Kumar

Dr. Ranjan Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Physics at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - on leave from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Dr. Kumar’s field of specialization is theoretical condensed matter physics, and his research interests include: Fullerenes and carbon materials, Heusler alloys for spintronic applications, dilute magnetic semiconductors, electronic and thermoelectric properties of materials, and superconductors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Professor, Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Ranber Singh

Dr. Ranber Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, India. Dr. Singh’s research interests include the theoretical study of nanostructured materials and other condensed matter systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, India.

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