Materials and Technologies for Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion, 2005 MRS Fall Meeting

Materials and Technologies for Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion
Volume 886 from the MRS Symposium Proceedings Series
2005 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA

This volume, the 7th in a series on materials and technologies for direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion, focuses on recent advances in thermoelectrics and thermionics. Results presented here indicate acceleration in both the pace of innovation as well as in materials and device improvements. The volume begins with an overview of nanoscale thermoelectric research by Mildred Dresselhaus of MIT. The theoretical and experimental work shown by her on bulk nanocomposites identifies promising future research directions for both nanocomposites produced by nanofabrication processes or by chemical methods. The potential for high-efficiency thermoelectric applications in transportation is also addressed; it appears that the thermoelectric community could make a significant contribution to fuel economy and an improved environment. Research on nanoscale enhancements in materials and devices include: PbTe with nanostructures; nanostructured chalcogenides; and energy-specific equilibrium in heterostructured nanowires for high-efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion. The volume also features a number of theoretical studies that provide a fundamental understanding of the physics underlying materials and phenomena for thermoelastic refrigerators and for the filling fraction limit for skutterudites. The latest advances in thermionic energy conversion are also reviewed. 2006, hardcover, 68 papers, 512 pages. This volume is also available electronically on the MRS Web site, with FREE access for all current MRS members. View a complete list of the papers published in this volume.

Volume 886 from the MRS Symposium Proceedings Series
Editors: J. Yang, T.P. Hogan, R. Funahashi, G.S. Nolas
ISBN: 1-55899-840-3 $ 93.00 MRS Member $108.00 Nonmembers
ORDER HERE
or contact MRS Member Services by phone at 724-779-3003, fax at 724-779-8313 or by e-mail at info@mrs.org.

Materials and Technologies for Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion
Volume 886 from the MRS Symposium Proceedings Series
2005 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA

This volume, the 7th in a series on materials and technologies for direct thermal-to-electric energy conversion, focuses on recent advances in thermoelectrics and thermionics. Results presented here indicate acceleration in both the pace of innovation as well as in materials and device improvements. The volume begins with an overview of nanoscale thermoelectric research by Mildred Dresselhaus of MIT. The theoretical and experimental work shown by her on bulk nanocomposites identifies promising future research directions for both nanocomposites produced by nanofabrication processes or by chemical methods. The potential for high-efficiency thermoelectric applications in transportation is also addressed; it appears that the thermoelectric community could make a significant contribution to fuel economy and an improved environment. Research on nanoscale enhancements in materials and devices include: PbTe with nanostructures; nanostructured chalcogenides; and energy-specific equilibrium in heterostructured nanowires for high-efficiency thermoelectric energy conversion. The volume also features a number of theoretical studies that provide a fundamental understanding of the physics underlying materials and phenomena for thermoelastic refrigerators and for the filling fraction limit for skutterudites. The latest advances in thermionic energy conversion are also reviewed. 2006, hardcover, 68 papers, 512 pages. This volume is also available electronically on the MRS Web site, with FREE access for all current MRS members. View a complete list of the papers published in this volume.

Volume 886 from the MRS Symposium Proceedings Series
Editors: J. Yang, T.P. Hogan, R. Funahashi, G.S. Nolas
ISBN: 1-55899-840-3 $ 93.00 MRS Member $108.00 Nonmembers
ORDER HERE
or contact MRS Member Services by phone at 724-779-3003, fax at 724-779-8313 or by e-mail at info@mrs.org.

For more information on THERMOELECTRIC MATERIALS, consider these earlier volumes in the series from the Materials Research Society—
Thermoelectric Materials 2003–Research and Applications
— Volume 793 Thermoelectric Materials 2001–Research and Applications — Volume 691 Thermoelectric Materials 2000–The Next Generation Materials for mall-Scale Refrigeration and Power Generation Applications — Volume 626

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