Program

MATERIALS RESEARCH
MEETING 2019

Materials Innovation
for Sustainable Development Goals

2019 DECEMBER 10-14 YOKOHAMA SYMPOSIA

Symposium

Advancements in Thermoelectric Materials and Applications

Scope

More than half of the primary energy that we consume is lost as waste heat. In the 20th century, humankind learned to achieve unprecedented control over charge carriers (electrons), spins, and photons, however, advanced control over phonons and thermal energy is still not satisfactory and remains one of the important scientific challenges for the 21st century. Thermoelectrics, which can reliably and compactly convert heat to electricity through solid-state devices using the Seebeck effect without scaling is a promising technology in this regard. (1) Recent advancements in classical and novel materials and (2) theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena, (3) discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat, (4) processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites), (5) development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation, (6) advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration, all indicate the approach of the breakthrough to the first wide scale application of thermoelectric power generation and further utilization of thermoelectric refrigeration. In this symposium, we call for papers which deal with these different aspects of thermoelectrics.

Topics
  • Recent advancements in classical and novel materials
  • Theoretical understanding of the thermoelectric phenomena
  • Discovery and implementation of enhancement principles which challenge the conventional tradeoff between the Seebeck effect and electrical conductivity and the paradoxical requirement of conducting electricity but not heat
  • Processing of materials (bulk, thin film, heterostructures, nanostructures, and nanocomposites)
  • Development of measurement technologies for thermal conductivity, Seebeck effect, power generation
  • Advances in applicative technology and device design, and applications, ranging from energy harvesting for IoT to mid-high and high temperatures, and refrigeration
Invited Speakers

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Organizers
  • Takao MORI National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
  • Michihiro OHTA National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Lidong CHEN Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Franck GASCOIN CRISMAT
  • Yuri GRIN Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
  • Yuzuru MIYAZAKI Tohoku University
  • Michitaka OHTAKI Kyushu University
  • Jong-Soo RHYEE Kyung Hee University
  • Jeff SNYDER Northwestern University
  • Tsunehiro TAKEUCHI Toyota Technological Institute
  • Takahiro YAMAMOTO Tokyo University of Science
Correspondence

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