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Title: Recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposites based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures

Abstract

Thermoelectric materials, which can convert waste heat into electricity, have received increasing interest in these years. This paper describes the recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposite based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures. We start our discussion with the strategies of improving power factor of a given material by using nanoheterostructures. Then we discuss the methods of decreasing thermal conductivity. Finally, we highlight one way to decouple power factor and thermal conductivity, namely, incorporating phase-transition materials into a nanowire heterostructure. We have explored the lead telluride-copper telluride thermoelectric nanowire heterostructure in our group. Future possible ways to improve figure of merit are discussed at the end of this paper.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  2. Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1368043
Report Number(s):
IS-J 9287
Journal ID: ISSN 1998-0124; PII: 1422
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1998-0124
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Zheng, Wei, Xu, Biao, Zhou, Lin, Zhou, Yilong, Zheng, Haimei, Sun, Chenghan, Shi, Enzheng, Fink, Tanner Dale, and Wu, Yue. Recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposites based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/s12274-017-1422-9.
Zheng, Wei, Xu, Biao, Zhou, Lin, Zhou, Yilong, Zheng, Haimei, Sun, Chenghan, Shi, Enzheng, Fink, Tanner Dale, & Wu, Yue. Recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposites based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures. United States. doi:10.1007/s12274-017-1422-9.
Zheng, Wei, Xu, Biao, Zhou, Lin, Zhou, Yilong, Zheng, Haimei, Sun, Chenghan, Shi, Enzheng, Fink, Tanner Dale, and Wu, Yue. Mon . "Recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposites based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures". United States. doi:10.1007/s12274-017-1422-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1368043.
@article{osti_1368043,
title = {Recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposites based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures},
author = {Zheng, Wei and Xu, Biao and Zhou, Lin and Zhou, Yilong and Zheng, Haimei and Sun, Chenghan and Shi, Enzheng and Fink, Tanner Dale and Wu, Yue},
abstractNote = {Thermoelectric materials, which can convert waste heat into electricity, have received increasing interest in these years. This paper describes the recent progress in thermoelectric nanocomposite based on solution-synthesized nanoheterostructures. We start our discussion with the strategies of improving power factor of a given material by using nanoheterostructures. Then we discuss the methods of decreasing thermal conductivity. Finally, we highlight one way to decouple power factor and thermal conductivity, namely, incorporating phase-transition materials into a nanowire heterostructure. We have explored the lead telluride-copper telluride thermoelectric nanowire heterostructure in our group. Future possible ways to improve figure of merit are discussed at the end of this paper.},
doi = {10.1007/s12274-017-1422-9},
journal = {Nano Research},
number = 5,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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