Ten years ago, D.M. Rowe introduced the bestselling CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics to wide acclaim. Since then, increasing environmental concerns, desire for long-life electrical power sources, and continued progress in miniaturization of electronics has led to a substantial increase in research activity involving thermoelectrics. Reflecting the latest trends and developments, the Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano is an extension of the earlier work and covers the entire range of thermoelectrics disciplines.

Serving as a convenient reference as well as a thorough introduction to thermoelectrics, this book includes contributions from 99 leading authorities from around the world. Its coverage spans from general principles and theoretical concepts to material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Reflecting the enormous impact of nanotechnology on the field-as the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials far surpass the performance of conventional materials-each section progresses systematically from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics. In addition, the book contains an appendix listing major manufacturers and suppliers of thermoelectric modules.

There is no longer any need to spend hours plodding through the journal literature for information. The Thermoelectrics Handbook: Macro to Nano offers a timely, comprehensive treatment of all areas of thermoelectrics in a single, unified reference.

chapter 9|26 pages

Thermoelectric Power Generation

chapter 11|15 pages

Thermoelectric Module Design Theories

chapter 14|15 pages

Size Effects on Thermal Transport

chapter 17|6 pages

Thermoelectric Power of Carbon Nanotubes

chapter 22|12 pages

Measurements of Resistivity and Thermopower

chapter 26|30 pages

Approaches to Thermoelectric Standardization

chapter 28|21 pages

Bi – Sb Alloys

chapter 34|17 pages

Skutterudite-Based Thermoelectrics

chapter 35|15 pages

Oxide Thermoelectrics

chapter 41|10 pages

Nanostructured Skutterudites

chapter 45|11 pages

Anisotropic Thermoelements

chapter 46|18 pages

Miniaturized Thermoelectric Converters

chapter 48|23 pages

Nanoscale Thermoelectrics

chapter 52|12 pages

A Thermoelectric Application to Vehicles

chapter 56|29 pages

Space Missions and Applications