Nanostructuring of Conventional Thermoelectric Materials

Kyu Hyoung Lee, Sang Il Kim, Kyunghan Ahn, Sang Mock Lee, Sung Wng Kim

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In recent years, the performance of conventional thermoelectric materials has been remarkably enhanced through the nontraditional processing technology of nanostructuring. The nanostructuring approach has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve the thermoelectric figure merit, as this approach can either reduce the lattice thermal conductivity or enhance the thermoelectric power factor. In this chapter, the emphasis is on nanosturctured conventional bulk thermoelectric materials (thermoelectric nanocomposites) with an enhanced thermoelectric performance. Strategies for high-performance thermoelectric nanocomposites are summarized, after which a few important nanostructuring technologies are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Materials Science
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
ISSN (Print)0933-033X
ISSN (Electronic)2196-2812

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Publisher Copyright:
© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science


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