Converting heat to electricity by a graphene stripe with heavy chiral fermions

Serhii E. Shafranjuk*

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A conversion of thermal energy into electricity is considered in the electricallypolarized graphene stripes with zigzag edges where the heavy chiral fermion (HCF) statesare formed. The stripes are characterized by a high electric conductance Ge and by a significantSeebeck coefficient S. The electric current in the stripes is induced due toa non-equilibrium thermal injection of “hot” electrons. This thermoelectric generationprocess might be utilized for building of thermoelectric generators with an exceptionallyhigh figure of merit ZδT ≫1 and with an appreciable electric power densities ~1 MW/cm2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number99
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014


  • Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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