State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications

Jyrki Tervo, Risto Ilola, Hannu Hänninen

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Abstract

Development of new thermoelectric materials has been rapid in past few years. The goal of the work appears to be to reduce the thermal conductivity while remaining the electrical conductivity at relatively high level. Different techniques have been demonstrated in laboratory scale utilizing nanoscale tailoring. The recent development in nanoscale tailoring has based mainly on utilization of silicon. However, silicon can not be considered to be a good thermoelectric material due to its low ZT value. Thus, one can assume that better performance can be achieved by finding more appropriate materials. Also the problem of manufacturing the nanostructures in industrial scale still prevails. Thus, it is suggested that the development work should be focused on development of new efficient thermoelectric materials suitable for mass manufacturing utilizing nanoscience.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7184-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Working Papers
Number124

Fingerprint

Processing
Nanoscience
Silicon
Nanostructures
Thermal conductivity
Electric Conductivity

Keywords

  • thermoelectric
  • energy harvesting

Cite this

Tervo, J., Ilola, R., & Hänninen, H. (2009). State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Working Papers, No. 124
Tervo, Jyrki ; Ilola, Risto ; Hänninen, Hannu. / State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials : Processing, Properties and Applications. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. 30 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 124).
@book{27adf74a6ce345018f7b1c122190d0ef,
title = "State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications",
abstract = "Development of new thermoelectric materials has been rapid in past few years. The goal of the work appears to be to reduce the thermal conductivity while remaining the electrical conductivity at relatively high level. Different techniques have been demonstrated in laboratory scale utilizing nanoscale tailoring. The recent development in nanoscale tailoring has based mainly on utilization of silicon. However, silicon can not be considered to be a good thermoelectric material due to its low ZT value. Thus, one can assume that better performance can be achieved by finding more appropriate materials. Also the problem of manufacturing the nanostructures in industrial scale still prevails. Thus, it is suggested that the development work should be focused on development of new efficient thermoelectric materials suitable for mass manufacturing utilizing nanoscience.",
keywords = "thermoelectric, energy harvesting",
author = "Jyrki Tervo and Risto Ilola and Hannu H{\"a}nninen",
year = "2009",
language = "English",
series = "VTT Working Papers",
publisher = "VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland",
number = "124",
address = "Finland",

}

Tervo, J, Ilola, R & Hänninen, H 2009, State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications. VTT Working Papers, no. 124, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials : Processing, Properties and Applications. / Tervo, Jyrki; Ilola, Risto; Hänninen, Hannu.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. 30 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 124).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

TY - BOOK

T1 - State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials

T2 - Processing, Properties and Applications

AU - Tervo, Jyrki

AU - Ilola, Risto

AU - Hänninen, Hannu

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - Development of new thermoelectric materials has been rapid in past few years. The goal of the work appears to be to reduce the thermal conductivity while remaining the electrical conductivity at relatively high level. Different techniques have been demonstrated in laboratory scale utilizing nanoscale tailoring. The recent development in nanoscale tailoring has based mainly on utilization of silicon. However, silicon can not be considered to be a good thermoelectric material due to its low ZT value. Thus, one can assume that better performance can be achieved by finding more appropriate materials. Also the problem of manufacturing the nanostructures in industrial scale still prevails. Thus, it is suggested that the development work should be focused on development of new efficient thermoelectric materials suitable for mass manufacturing utilizing nanoscience.

AB - Development of new thermoelectric materials has been rapid in past few years. The goal of the work appears to be to reduce the thermal conductivity while remaining the electrical conductivity at relatively high level. Different techniques have been demonstrated in laboratory scale utilizing nanoscale tailoring. The recent development in nanoscale tailoring has based mainly on utilization of silicon. However, silicon can not be considered to be a good thermoelectric material due to its low ZT value. Thus, one can assume that better performance can be achieved by finding more appropriate materials. Also the problem of manufacturing the nanostructures in industrial scale still prevails. Thus, it is suggested that the development work should be focused on development of new efficient thermoelectric materials suitable for mass manufacturing utilizing nanoscience.

KW - thermoelectric

KW - energy harvesting

M3 - Report

T3 - VTT Working Papers

BT - State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials

PB - VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

CY - Espoo

ER -

Tervo J, Ilola R, Hänninen H. State-of-the-art of Thermoelectric Materials: Processing, Properties and Applications. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. 30 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 124).