No. 1042
The Current State and the Future Prospect of High-performance Thermoelectric Materials
Investigating R&D Committee on high performance thermoelectric materials
This review is intended to serve as an overview of recent developments in new thermoelectric materials and devices and as an updated source of information on the newly developing materials. The main emphasis of this review is to provide a summary of the our most recent results of the thermoelectric materials as data sheets to assist researchers who are working in this field to have the tools to use for designing new materials with enhanced properties. The other purpose is to centralize the information of the new materials and concepts of thermoelectric modules, which published in the literature into one single report to elucidate the merit and demerit of the use of thermoelectric technology and to assist researchers to foresee the right direction on the future R&D of this field.

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