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A Nanoscale Standard for the Seebeck Coefficient

Mani, Preeti; Nakpathomkun, Natthapon; Hoffmann, Eric A. and Linke, Heiner LU (2011) In Nano Letters 11(11). p.4679-4681
Abstract
The Seebeck coefficient, a key parameter describing a material's thermoelectric performance, is generally difficult to measure, and no intrinsic calibration standard exists. Quantum dots and single electron tunneling devices with sharp transmission resonances spaced by many kT have a material-independent Seebeck coefficient that depends only on the electronic charge and the average device temperature T. Here we propose the use of a quantum dot to create an intrinsic, nanoscale standard for the Seebeck coefficient and discuss its implementation.
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Thermoelectrics, Seebeck coefficient, thermopower, quantum dots, measurement standard
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Nano Letters
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11
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11
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4679 - 4681
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The American Chemical Society
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1530-6992
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10.1021/nl202258f
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English
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  author       = {Mani, Preeti and Nakpathomkun, Natthapon and Hoffmann, Eric A. and Linke, Heiner},
  issn         = {1530-6992},
  keyword      = {Thermoelectrics,Seebeck coefficient,thermopower,quantum dots,measurement standard},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
  pages        = {4679--4681},
  publisher    = {The American Chemical Society},
  series       = {Nano Letters},
  title        = {A Nanoscale Standard for the Seebeck Coefficient},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl202258f},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2011},
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