MRM2019 conference in Yokohama, Japan, December 2019: Thermoelectric Symposium (May 10 deadline)

There will be a large International Materials Research Conference in December held in Yokohama, Japan this year: MRM2019 (Dec. 10-14, 2019).

http://mrm2019.jmru.org/

A thermoelectrics symposium will be held: Advancements in Thermoelectric Materials and Applications (F-3 Symposium)

Organizers

Overseas organizers: Lidong Chen (SICCAS, China), Franck Gascoin (CRISMAT, France), Yuri Grin (Max Planck CPfS, Germany), Jong-Soo Rhyee (Kyung Hee Univ., S. Korea), Jeff Snyder (Northwestern Univ., USA).

Japan organizers: Takao Mori (NIMS) (representative), Michihiro Ohta (AIST) (secretariat), Yuzuru Miyazaki (Tohoku U.), Michitaka Ohtaki (Kyushu U.), Tsunehiro Takeuchi (Toyota Tech. Inst.), Takahiro Yamamoto (Tokyo U. Sci.)

Yokohama is a beautiful and interesting harbour city. The conference has an emphasis on SDGs for the future, which can be insightful to us TE researchers.

I hope anybody interested can join.

I apologize for short warning but the abstract deadline is May 10. Your participation would be welcome.

Scope

More than half of the primary energy that we consume is lost as waste heat. In the 20th century, humankind learned to achieve unprecedented control over charge carriers (electrons), spins, and photons, however, advanced control over phonons and thermal energy is still not satisfactory and remains one of the important scientific challenges for the 21st century. Thermoelectrics, which can reliably and compactly convert heat to electricity through solid-state devices using the Seebeck effect without scaling is a promising technology in this regard. (1) Recent advancements in classical and novel materials and (2) theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena, (3) discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat, (4) processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites), (5) development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation, (6) advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration, all indicate the approach of the breakthrough to the first wide scale application of thermoelectric power generation and further utilization of thermoelectric refrigeration. In this symposium, we call for papers which deal with these different aspects of thermoelectrics.

Keywords and Topics

1            Recent advancements in classical and novel materials          

2            Theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena 

3            Discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat     

4            Processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites)         

5            Development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation        

6            Advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration