Proceedings of the International School of Physics "E. Fermi"
Last published volume: Course 207
Advances in Thermoelectricity: Foundational Issues, Materials and Nanotechnology
Edited by D. Narducci, G.J. Snyder, C. Fanciulli (2021)
Thermoelectricity, whose history is largely intertwined with the most significant advances of thermodynamics and condensed-matter physics over the last two centuries, is today among the most exciting fields of research for a materials physicist and has long been promoting advances in solid-state physics and chemistry, by triggering a global, interdisciplinary endeavor to exploit scientific creativity. In more recent times, research on thermoelectric materials has issued and motivated a major research endeavor to clarify factors affecting thermal conductivity in nanostructures, in a more general effort to apply nanotechnology to enhance the performance of thermoelectric materials to be exploited in thermoelectric generators and coolers. The 207 Course of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi" dedicated to "Advances in Thermoelectricity: Foundational Issues, Materials and Nanotechnology" encompassed the full complexity of modern thermoelectricity. Its organization aimed at exposing students to all most cogent themes relevant to current research in the field.
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