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Determining the Measurements of the Thermoelectric Figure of Merit

The transport properties of a solid includes the Seebeck coefficient (“S” in Volts per degree), the electrical conductivity (“s” in 1/(ohm-meters)) and the thermal conductivity (“l” in Watts per meter-Kelvin).  These three properties determine the thermoelectric figure of merit (Z) performance, Z º S2s/l, which has units of reciprocal temperature.

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This entry was posted in Thermoelectric Figure of Merit on July 08, 2016 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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