volume 6, issue 67, P62445-62450 2016
DOI: 10.1039/c6ra08389g
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Abstract: Mid-temperature thermoelectric applications include waste heat recovery from automobile exhausts, various industrial process and solar thermoelectrics. The current systems that have been extensively investigated for mid-temperature applications are mostly tellurides. However, the low crustal abundance of tellurium contributes significantly to their price volatility which impedes their usage in commercial technology. Looking from the perspective of material cost effectiveness in terms of crustal abundance and …

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