Ballistic Thermoelectricity

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37256/aecm.4220233336

Keywords:

phenomenology of kinetic phenomena, Curie’s theorem, diffuse effects, potential barriers, ballistic transfer, Prigogine’s local entropy production, DIRECT energy conversion efficiency

Abstract

The analysis of Local thermo-EMF in p-n junctions made it possible to reveal the phenomenological features of ballistic thermoelectricity. By the Curie Symmetry Principle, in polar structures of p-n junctions, the thickness of which is of the order of the electron mean free path, the contribution of ballistic effects to the formation of the total EMF is decisive. This ballistic contribution to thermo-EMF provides both high output voltages and high efficiency of DIRECT energy conversion.

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Published

2023-09-06

How to Cite

1.
Stanislav Ordin. Ballistic Thermoelectricity. Advanced Energy Conversion Materials [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 6 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];4(2):139-46. Available from: https://ojs.wiserpub.com/index.php/AECM/article/view/3336