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.
- Mesoscopic and Nanoscale Systems
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics