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CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics - D. M. Rowe

CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics

By: D. M. Rowe (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1995
ISBN: 9780849301469
Number Of Pages: 720

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Thermoelectrics is the science and technology associated with thermoelectric converters, that is, the generation of electrical power by the Seebeck effect and refrigeration by the Peltier effect. Thermoelectric generators are being used in increasing numbers to provide electrical power in medical, military, and deep space applications where combinations of their desirable properties outweigh their relatively high cost and low generating efficiency. In recent years there also has been an increase in the requirement for thermoelectric coolers (Peltier devices) for use in infrared detectors and in optical communications. Information on thermoelectrics is not readily available as it is widely scattered throughout the literature. The Handbook centralizes this information in a convenient format under a single cover.
Sixty of the world's foremost authorities on thermoelectrics have contributed to this Handbook. It is comprised of fifty-five chapters, a number of which contain previously unpublished material. The contents are arranged in eight sections: general principles and theoretical considerations, material preparation, measurement of thermoelectric properties, thermoelectric materials, thermoelectric generation, generator applications, thermoelectric refrigeration, and applications of thermoelectric cooling.
The CRC Handbook of Thermoelectrics has a broad-based scope. It will interest researchers, technologists, and manufacturers, as well as students and the well-informed, non-specialist reader.

Introductionp. 1
Thermoelectric Phenomenap. 7
Conversion Efficiency and Figure-of-Meritp. 19
Thermoelectric Transport Theoryp. 27
Optimization of Carrier Concentrationp. 43
Minimizing the Thermal Conductivityp. 55
Selective Carrier Scattering in Thermoelectric Materialsp. 67
Thermomagnetic Phenomenap. 75
Preparation of Thermoelectric Materials from Meltsp. 83
Powder Metallurgy Techniquesp. 101
PIES Method of Preparing Bismuth Alloysp. 109
Preparation of Thermoelectric Materials by Mechanical Alloyingp. 125
Preparation of Thermoelectric Filmsp. 131
Calculation of Peltier Device Performancep. 143
Measurements of Electrical Propertiesp. 157
Measurement of Thermal Propertiesp. 165
Z-Metersp. 181
Methodology for Testing Thermoelectric Materials and Devicesp. 189
Bismuth Telluride, Antimony Telluride, and Their Solid Solutionsp. 211
Valence Band Structure and the Thermoelectric Figure-of-Merit of [actual symbol not reproducible] Te[subscript 3] Crystalsp. 239
Lead Telluride and Its Alloysp. 257
Properties of the General TAGS Systemp. 267
Thermoelectric Properties of Silicidesp. 277
Polycrystalline Iron Disilicide as a Thermoelectric Generator Materialp. 287
Thermoelectric Properties of Anisotropic MnSi[subscript 1.75]p. 299
Low Carrier Mobility Materials for Thermoelectric Applicationsp. 311
Semimetals as Materials for Thermoelectric Generatorsp. 321
Silicon Germaniump. 329
Rare Earth Compoundsp. 339
Thermoelectric Properties of High-Temperature Superconductorsp. 349
Boron Carbidesp. 373
Thermoelectric Properties of Metallic Materialsp. 387
Neutron Irradiation Damage in SiGe Alloysp. 401
New Materials and Performance Limits for Thermoelectric Coolingp. 407
Miniature Semiconductor Thermoelectric Devicesp. 441
Commercially Available Generatorsp. 459
Modular RTG Technologyp. 471
Peltier Devices as Generatorsp. 479
Calculations of Generator Performancep. 489
Terrestrial Applications of Thermoelectric Generatorsp. 503
Space Applicationsp. 515
SP-100 Space Subsystemsp. 539
Safety Aspects of Thermoelectrics in Spacep. 551
Low-Temperature Heat Conversionp. 573
Thermoelectric Refrigeration: Introductionp. 595
Module Design and Fabricationp. 597
Cooling Thermoelements with Superconducting Legp. 609
Applications of Thermoelectric Cooling: Introductionp. 617
Commercial Peltier Modulesp. 621
Thermoelectrically Cooled Radiation Detectorsp. 633
Reliability of Peltier Coolers in Fiber-Optic Laser Packagesp. 641
Laboratory Equipmentp. 647
Large-Scale Cooling: Integrated Thermoelectric Element Technologyp. 657
Medium-Scale Cooling: Thermoelectric Module Technologyp. 667
Modeling of Thermoelectric Cooling Systemsp. 677
Indexp. 687
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ISBN: 9780849301469
ISBN-10: 0849301467
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 1st July 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.1  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.46
Edition Number: 1