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Title: Thermoelectrics with a twist

Abstract

Thermoelectrics convert heat into electricity by enabling electron flow across a temperature gradient, but internal electrical resistance from Joule heating is a key limiting factor to conversion efficiency. In the pursuit of material platforms for the next generation of thermoelectrics, topological materials with high electron mobility, including topological insulators and topological semimetals, have attracted substantial attention. Topological insulators support protected current-carrying electron states that are robust to perturbations, reducing electrical resistance.

Authors:
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1572368
Report Number(s):
BNL-212241-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 1476--1122
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 18; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 1476--1122
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Li, Qiang. Thermoelectrics with a twist. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0523-0.
Li, Qiang. Thermoelectrics with a twist. United States. doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0523-0.
Li, Qiang. Mon . "Thermoelectrics with a twist". United States. doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0523-0.
@article{osti_1572368,
title = {Thermoelectrics with a twist},
author = {Li, Qiang},
abstractNote = {Thermoelectrics convert heat into electricity by enabling electron flow across a temperature gradient, but internal electrical resistance from Joule heating is a key limiting factor to conversion efficiency. In the pursuit of material platforms for the next generation of thermoelectrics, topological materials with high electron mobility, including topological insulators and topological semimetals, have attracted substantial attention. Topological insulators support protected current-carrying electron states that are robust to perturbations, reducing electrical resistance.},
doi = {10.1038/s41563-019-0523-0},
journal = {Nature Materials},
number = 12,
volume = 18,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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