Nanostructured thin films of thermoelectric oxides

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Abstract

Thermoelectrics can be used for direct conversion of heat into electricity without moving parts, which is promising for sustainable energy harvesting. In this chapter, thermoelectric properties of oxide thin films: n-type ZnO and p-type Ca3Co4O9 are described in relation to preparation techniques, experimental conditions, substrates used, structure, and morphology. Nanostructuration and artificial nanodefects engineering as ultimate approaches to enhance the conversion efficiency of oxide thin films are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxide Thin Films, Multilayers, and Nanocomposites
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages123-155
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9783319144788
ISBN (Print)9783319144771
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Mele, P. (2015). Nanostructured thin films of thermoelectric oxides. In Oxide Thin Films, Multilayers, and Nanocomposites (pp. 123-155). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14478-8_8