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

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:
Report Number(s):
IS-J 9287
Journal ID: ISSN 1998-0124; PII: 1422
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nano Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1998-0124
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1368043

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., 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. 2017. "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 = {2017},
month = {3}
}

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