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Seifert, Wolfgang and Snyder, G. Jeffrey and Toberer, Eric S. and Pluschke, Volker and Müller, Eckh and Goupil, Christophe (2016) Compatibility. In: Continuum theory and modeling of thermoelectric elements Wiley-VCH. pp. 227-280. doi: 10.1002/9783527338405.ch5.

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This chapter analyzes the potential and the limitations of the compatibility approach, and discusses the new Thomson cooler concept. It gives an overview on the fundamental results of the TE generator and cooler, including a discussion on compatibility from the perspective of variational calculus. A particular focus is on the role of ideal self-compatibility, that is, adjusting compatibility locally at any position along a thermoelectric leg to achieve maximum efficiency of a TEG and maximum COP of a TEC. Further, the chapter discusses maximum power output from a TEG in connection with power-related compatibility. In particular, it focuses on discussing the cooling limit of a Thomson cooler, where the Thomson effect is a more significant thermoelectric effect than the Peltier effect. Also, noncontinuously graded (i.e., segmented) elements are summarized under the topic of functionally graded materials.

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Document Type:Book Section
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Seifert, WolfgangUniversity Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Physics – Theoretical Physics, Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, 06120 Halle (Saale), GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Snyder, G. JeffreyNorthwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2220 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, USAUNSPECIFIED
Toberer, Eric S.Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401, USAUNSPECIFIED
Pluschke, VolkerUniversity Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Mathematics – Analysis, Theodor-Lieser-Straße 5, 06120, Halle (saale), GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Müller, EckhInstitute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Materials Research, 51147 Köln Porz-Wahnheide, Linder Höhe, Germany and Justus Liebig University Giessen, Institute of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, 35392 Giessen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Goupil, ChristopheUniversité Paris Diderot, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Energies de Demain (LIED), CNRS, UMR 8236, 5 rue Elsa Morante, 75013, Paris, France and Paris Diderot University, Paris Interdisciplinary Energy Research Institute (PIERI), Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Continuum theory and modeling of thermoelectric elements
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1002/9783527338405.ch5
Page Range:pp. 227-280
Keywords:compatibility approach; power-related compatibility; segmented thermogenerators; self-compatible performance; TE Thomson cooler
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGC-Antriebsstrang (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Research > Thermoelectric Materials and Systems
Deposited By: Zabrocki, Dr. Knud
Deposited On:05 Dec 2016 07:31
Last Modified:05 Dec 2016 07:31

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