Doctor of Philosophy
Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials
Thermoelectric (TE) materials, which can directly convert heat to electrical energy or vice-versa, offer the simplest and most environmentally friendly solution for versatile power generation and solid-state refrigeration. However, the critical limitation for the widespread applications of TE technology is the relatively low conversion efficiency of materials. Finding and developing high-efficiency TE materials is the main task involved in developing competitive TE technology for large-scale commercial applications.
Yang, Guangsai, Composite Strategy to Enhance the Thermoelectric Performance of Chalcogenide-based Materials, Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong, 2021. https://ro.uow.edu.au/theses1/1108
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