Thermoelectric ceramics for energy harvesting

Kunihito Koumoto, Ryoji Funahashi, Emmanuel Guilmeau, Yuzuru Miyazaki, Anke Weidenkaff, Yifeng Wang, Chunlei Wan

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Metal oxides (Ca3Co4O9, CaMnO3, SrTiO3, In2O3), Ti sulfides, and Mn silicides are promising thermoelectric (TE) material candidates for cascade-type modules that are usable in a temperature range of 300-1200 K in air. In this paper, we review previous studies in the field of TE materials development and make recommendations for each material regarding future research. Furthermore, the R&D of TE modules composed of metal oxide materials and the prospect of their commercialization for energy harvesting is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan


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