Enhancement of power factor in a thermoelectric composite with a periodic microstructure

L. G. Fel, Y. M. Strelniker, D. J. Bergman

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Abstract

Three periodic microstructures of identical spheres of the benign metal embedded in high quality thermoelectric host was studied. These structures were having cubic point symmetry under rotations: simple cubic (SC), body centered cubic (BCC), and face centered cubic (FCC) arrays. Decoupling transformation was applied to transform coupled-fields thermoelectric transport problem into uncoupled conductivity-like problems in two different composites with same microstructure. Results showed that microgeometry of BCC and FCC is closer to that of the coated spheres assemblage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Z651-Z656
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume4
StatePublished - 2001
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2001) - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 6 May 20019 May 2001

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