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Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128199848

Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Ranjan Kumar Ranber Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128199848
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction and brief history of thermoelectric materials
    2. Theory of energy conversion between heat and electricity
    3. Measurement of thermoelectric properties
    4. Synthesis of thermoelectric materials
    5. Design of thermoelectric materials
    6. Strategies for improving efficiency of thermoelectric materials
    7. Traditional thermoelectric materials and challenges
    8. Beyond 3D-traditional materials thermoelectric materials
    9. Organic Semiconductors and Polymers for thermoelectric applications
    10. Two Dimensional (2D) thermoelectric materials
    11. Nanostructured thermoelectric materials
    12. Advances in the assembly and applications of thermoelectric materials


Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials reviews these emerging materials, including skutterudites, clathrates and half-Heusler alloys. In addition, the book discusses a number of oxides and silicides that have promising thermoelectric properties. As 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 high efficient thermoelectric materials.

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


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About the Editors

Ranjan Kumar

Dr. Ranjan Kumar is a Professor in the Department of Physics at Panjab University. Dr. Kumar’s field of specialization is theoretical condensed matter physics and his research interests include: Heusler alloys for spintronic applications, dilute magnetic semiconductors, electronic and thermoelectric properties of materials, and superconductors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Ranber Singh

Dr. Ranber Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Sri Gobind Singh College. 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, University of Delhi, India