Nanowires for heat conversion

Swinkels, Milo Yaro and Zardo, Ilaria. (2018) Nanowires for heat conversion. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51 (35).

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This review focuses on the investigation and enhancement of the thermoelectric properties of semiconducting nanowires (NWs). NWs are nanostructures with typical diameters between few to hundreds of nm and length of few to several microns, exhibiting a high surface-to-volume ratio. Nowadays an extraordinary control over their growth has been achieved, enabling also the integration of different types of heterostructures, which can lead to the engineering of the functional properties of the NWs. In this review, we discuss all concepts which have been presented and achieved so far for the improvements of the thermoelectric performances of semiconducting NWs. Furthermore, we present a brief survey of the experimental methods which enable the investigation of the thermoelectric properties of these nanostructures.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Experimental Material Physics (Zardo)
UniBasel Contributors:Zardo, Ilaria and Swinkels, Milo Yaro
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Further Journal Contribution
Publisher:IOP Publishing
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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