Functionally graded thermoelectric generator and cooler elements

E. Müller, K. Zabrocki, C. Goupil, Gerald Jeffrey Snyder, W. Seifert

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Since the discovery of semiconductor thermoelements, there has been much effort to enhance the e2- ciency of thermoelectric (TE) devices. Along with efforts to increase a material’s œgure of merit, the use of functionally graded materials (FGM) offers other ways to further improve device performance [1-40]. Graded TEs are characterized by a macroscopic gradient in their functional properties, caused by spatial variation of the composition (including doping) or microstructure. Also noncontinuously graded (i.e., segmented) elements are considered FGM since they lead to the same functional effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials, Preparation, and Characterization in Thermoelectrics
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781439874714
ISBN (Print)9781439874707
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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