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EPJ B: Topical Issue on “Silicon and Silicon-related Materials for Thermoelectricity”
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Over the last years interest in thermoelectricity for microharvesting or for prospective large-scale conversion of heat into electric power has reignited. This was mostly due to the tremendous impact of nanotechnology onto the conversion rate achievable by thermoelectric generators, which rose by almost a factor of three over the last decade. New classes of thermoelectric materials have appeared - while old materials have come back into focus. Nanowires and nanolayers, along with multilayered structures, have imparted to many well-known materials new improved characteristics. As performance has remarkably enhanced, much attention is now dedicated to selecting materials and technologies that could be scaled up and brought to bulk production. On this avenue, geo-abundance and low material costs are key issues.

This Special Issue will be devoted to the most important advances in Silicon, SiGe alloys, and silicides. It will feature some mini-review papers and selected research contributions, spanning from theoretical and experimental research on nanostructured materials to the technology enabling implementation of silicon and silicon-related materials in actual thermoelectric generators.

Guest Editor:

Dario Narducci University of Milano Bicocca, Dept. of Materials Science, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline for submission: September 1, 2014

Submission is now open. Contributions should be submitted to the Editorial Office of EPJ B https://articlestatus.edpsciences.org/is/epjb (or by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the topical issue “Silicon and Silicon-related Materials for Thermoelectricity” (use the pull down menu).

If you experience any difficulties with the submission process or for further details and information, please contact the editorial office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
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