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Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials

Abstract

Characterization of thermoelectric materials can pose many problems. A temperature difference can be established across these materials as an electrical current is passed due to the Peltier effect. The thermopower of these materials is quite large and thus large thermal voltages can contribute to many of the measurements necessary to investigate these materials. This paper will discuss the chracterization techniques necessary to investigate these materials and provide an overview of some of the potential systematic errors which can arise. It will also discuss some of the corrections one needs to consider. This should provide an introduction to the characterization and measurement of thermoelectric materials and provide references for a more in depth discussion of the concepts. It should also serve as an indication of the care that must be taken while working with thermoelectric materials.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1997
Product Type:
Conference
Reference Number:
EDB-00:007278
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1997 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA (US), 03/31/1997--04/03/1997; Other Information: Single article reprints are available through University Microfilms Inc., 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106; PBD: 1997; Related Information: In: Thermoelectric materials -- New directions and approaches. Materials Research Society symposium proceedings, Volume 478, by Tritt, T.M.; Kanatzidis, M.G.; Lyon, H.B. Jr.; Mahan, G.D. [eds.], 359 pages.
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; THERMOELECTRICITY; MEASURING METHODS; ERRORS; THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES
OSTI ID:
20014237
Research Organizations:
Clemson Univ., SC (US)
Country of Origin:
United States
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 1-55899-382-7; TRN: IM200012%%165
Availability:
Materials Research Society, 506 Keystone Drive, Warrendale, PA 15086 (US); $71.00. Prices may become outdated.
Submitting Site:
DELTA
Size:
page(s) 25-36
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Citation Formats

Tritt, T M. Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Tritt, T M. Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials. United States.
Tritt, T M. 1997. "Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials." United States.
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title = {Measurement and characterization techniques for thermoelectric materials}
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abstractNote = {Characterization of thermoelectric materials can pose many problems. A temperature difference can be established across these materials as an electrical current is passed due to the Peltier effect. The thermopower of these materials is quite large and thus large thermal voltages can contribute to many of the measurements necessary to investigate these materials. This paper will discuss the chracterization techniques necessary to investigate these materials and provide an overview of some of the potential systematic errors which can arise. It will also discuss some of the corrections one needs to consider. This should provide an introduction to the characterization and measurement of thermoelectric materials and provide references for a more in depth discussion of the concepts. It should also serve as an indication of the care that must be taken while working with thermoelectric materials.}
place = {United States}
year = {1997}
month = {Jul}
}