Synthesis of thermoelectric materials

Hong, Min ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6469-9194 and Zou, Jin and Chen, Zhi-Gang ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9309-7993 (2021) Synthesis of thermoelectric materials. In: Thermoelectricity and Advanced Thermoelectric Materials. Woodhead Publishing Series in Electronic and Optical Materials. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Duxford, United Kingdom, pp. 73-103. ISBN 9780128199848


Abstract

This chapter introduces the synthesis methods for thermoelectric materials. We first introduce different types of melting methods for synthesizing bulk thermoelectric materials, including zone melting, solid-state reactions, induction melting, melting spinning, etc. Then, ball milling is highlighted for fabricating nanostructured thermoelectric materials because of the advantages of energy saving and fine grains. Afterward, solution synthesis methods are presented, followed by the exfoliation method to produce ultrathin films for thermoelectric applications. In addition, we introduce the high-pressure synthesis technology. Finally, we summarize the electrodeposition and chemical vapor deposition methods, which can be used to synthesize thin films and nanowires for fabricating thermoelectric devices.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2022 01:13
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 03:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synthesis of thermoelectric materials; Doping or alloying; Controlling the nanostructures; Energy saving; Cost-effective
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401699 Materials engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400803 Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-819984-8.00010-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49047

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