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A Theoretical Investigation of Thermoelectrics in Nanowires Embedded With a Quantum Dot Superlattice

Lovén, John LU (2015) PHYM01 20151
Department of Physics
Solid State Physics
Abstract
Thermoelectric elements have long been anticipated to challenge conventional solutions for converting heat to electricity. However, the revolution has been stalled due to the inability to reach efficiencies comparable to their conventional counterparts, while retaining a high output power. In this work we will model a thermoelectric element based on nanowires embedded with a quantum dot superlattice using a transport model dependent on coherent transport of electrons, and show that it is theoretically possible to both increase the output power as well as reach an efficiency close to the theoretical maximum limit.
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author
Lovén, John LU
supervisor
organization
course
PHYM01 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Thermoelectricity, nanotechnology, nanowire, quantum dot, superlattice.
language
English
additional info
Master thesis by John Lovén at Lund University.
id
7362811
date added to LUP
2015-06-17 15:19:13
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2015-06-18 14:04:28
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  abstract     = {Thermoelectric elements have long been anticipated to challenge conventional solutions for converting heat to electricity. However, the revolution has been stalled due to the inability to reach efficiencies comparable to their conventional counterparts, while retaining a high output power. In this work we will model a thermoelectric element based on nanowires embedded with a quantum dot superlattice using a transport model dependent on coherent transport of electrons, and show that it is theoretically possible to both increase the output power as well as reach an efficiency close to the theoretical maximum limit.},
  author       = {Lovén, John},
  keyword      = {Thermoelectricity,nanotechnology,nanowire,quantum dot,superlattice.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Theoretical Investigation of Thermoelectrics in Nanowires Embedded With a Quantum Dot Superlattice},
  year         = {2015},
}