Thermoelectric Micro/Nano Generators 2

Challenges and Prospects

SCIENCES - Energy Recovery

Thermoelectric Micro/Nano Generators 2

Edited by

Hiroyuki Akinaga, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.
Atsuko Kosuga, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan.
Takao Mori, University of Tsukuba, Japan.
Gustavo Ardila, Grenoble Alpes University and IMEP – LaHC, France.

ISBN : 9781789451450

Publication Date : December 2023

Hardcover 278 pp

165.00 USD



This book explores a key technology regarding the importance of connections via an Internet of Things network and how this helps us to easily communicate with others and gather information. Namely, what would happen if this suddenly became unavailable due to a shortage of power or electricity? Using thermoelectric generators is a viable solution as they use the heat around us to generate the much-needed electricity for our technological needs.

This second volume on the challenges and prospects of thermoelectric generators covers the reliability and durability of thermoelectric materials and devices, the effect of microstructures on the understanding of electronic properties of complex materials, thermoelectric nanowires, the impact of chemical doping or magnetism, thermoelectric generation using the anomalous Nernst effect, phonon engineering, the current state and future prospects of thermoelectric technologies, transition metal silicides, and past, present and future applications of thermoelectrics.


Part 1. Material Challenges and Novel Effects.
1. Reliability and Durability of Thermoelectric Materials and Devices: Present Status and Strategies for Improvement, Congcong Xu, Hongjing Shang, Zhongxin Liang, Fazhu Ding, and Zhifeng Ren.
2. Effect of Microstructure in Understanding the Electronic Properties of Complex Materials, Chenguang Fu, Chaoliang Hu, Qi Zhang, Airan Li, and Tiejun Zhu.
3. Thermoelectric Nanowires, Olga Caballero-Calero and Marisol Martín-González.
4. Impact of Chemical Doping or Magnetism in Model Thermoelectric Sulfides, Sylvie Hébert, Ramzy Daou, and Antoine Maignan.
5. Thermoelectric Generation Using the Anomalous Nernst Effect, Akito Sakai and Satoru Nakatsuji.
6. A Comprehensive Review of Phonon Engineering, Bin Xu, Harsh Chandra, and Junichiro Shiomi.

Part 2. Toward Device Applications.
7. The Current State of Thermoelectric Technologies and Applications with Prospects, Slavko Bernik.
8. Processing of Thermoelectric Transition Metal Silicides Towards Module Development, Sylvain Le Tonquesse, Mathieu Pasturel, Franck Gascoin, and David Berthebaud.
9. Application of the Thermoelectrics; Past, Present and Future, Hirokuni Hachiuma.

About the authors/editors

Hiroyuki Akinaga is the Principal Research Manager at the Device Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan.

Atsuko Kosuga is an associate professor at Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan.

Takao Mori is a Deputy Director of WPI-MANA at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and is also a professor at the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Gustavo Ardila is an associate professor at Grenoble Alpes University and a researcher at IMEP – LaHC, France.

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