Search for dissertations about: "Thermoelectrics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 24 swedish dissertations containing the word Thermoelectrics.

  1. 1. Conducting Foams and Fibres for Bulk Plastic Thermoelectrics

    Author : Jason Ryan; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; nanocomposites.; e-textiles; renewable energy; conducting yarn; thermoelectrics; conjugated polymers; organic thermoelectrics; electronic textiles; polymer foams; conducting fibres;

    Abstract : The use of small portable electronics in society is constantly increasing, thus the demand for portable power sources also rises in turn. Portable electronic devices rely upon energy stored in batteries to power them, which in turn require regular access to power outlets to be recharged. READ MORE

  2. 2. Nanostructured Bulk Thermoelectrics : Scalable Fabrication Routes, Processing and Evaluation

    Author : Mohsen Yakhshi Tafti; Muhammet S. Toprak; Gao Min; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Thermoelectric; Iron antimonide FeSb2 Skutterudite; Copper Selenide Cu2Se ; Spark Plasma Sintering SPS ; nanomaterial; Teknisk materialvetenskap; Materials Science and Engineering; Energy Technology; Energiteknik;

    Abstract : Current fossil fuel based energy sources have a huge shortcoming when one discusses their efficiency. The conversion efficiency of fossil fuel-based technologies is less than 40% in best cases. READ MORE

  3. 3. Improving Thermoelectric Properties of Inorganic Clathrates by Atomic and Microscale Structure Engineering

    Author : Yifei Zhang; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Microstructure; Crystal structure; Thermoelectrics; Clathrates; Electrical transport properties; Thermal properties; Chemical ordering;

    Abstract : As more countries are aiming for a carbon-neutral economy, technologies that utilize renewable energies are increasingly being considered. Thermoelectric materials enable the direct conversion between a thermal gradient and an electrical potential gradient, and are thus exploited for applications such as waste heat recovery. READ MORE

  4. 4. Unlocking the potential of a caged star: Thermoelectric quaternary clathrates

    Author : Joakim Brorsson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; Inorganic clathrates; Boltzmann Transport; Monte Carlo; Thermoelectrics; Cluster expansion;

    Abstract : Heat losses are an inevitable consequence of any energy conversion process, dictated by the second law of thermodynamics. This not only leads to an eternal struggle, via the pursuit of maximal efficiency, it also undermines our efforts to solve the two issues that pose the most significant challenges to modern society: climate change and the worlds surging energy need. READ MORE

  5. 5. Design of Thermoelectric Generators for Automotive EGR Applications

    Author : Olle Högblom; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Contact resistances; Exhaust gas heat recovery; Thermoelectrics; CFD;

    Abstract : Rising energy prices and greater environmental awareness along with stringent emissions legislation in the automotive industry make it possible to introduce techniques in the aftertreatment system that have previously been unprofitable. One such technique, studied in this work, is heat recovery in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler using thermoelectric generators (TEG). READ MORE