Bottom-up nanostructured silicon for thermoelectrics

Authored by: Aikebaier Yusufu , Ken Kurosaki

Silicon Nanomaterials Sourcebook

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498763783
eBook ISBN: 9781315153551
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315153551-27

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Abstract

The energy demand has been continually increasing all over the world; however, over 60% of the energy obtained from primary sources is converted into waste heat across all fields, including industry, agriculture, and everyday life (Kajikawa 2006). Thus, various alternative energy saving/harvesting technologies, which would allow efficient reuse of waste heat (such as thermoelectric [TE] energy conversion) are attracting significant attention.

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