Journal article

Transition metal oxides - Thermoelectric properties

Sumeet Walia, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Hussein Nili, Serge Zhuiykov, Gary Rosengarten, Qing Hua Wang, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sharath Sriram, Michael S Strano, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh

Progress in Materials Science | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2013


Transition metal oxides (TMOs) are a fascinating class of materials due to their wide ranging electronic, chemical and mechanical properties. Additionally, they are gaining increasing attention for their thermoelectric (TE) properties due to their high temperature stability, tunable electronic and phonon transport properties and well established synthesis techniques. In this article, we review TE TMOs at cryogenic, ambient and high temperatures. An overview of strategies used for morphological, compositing and stoichiometric tuning of their key TE parameters is presented. This article also provides an outlook on the current and future prospects of implementing TMOs for a wide range of TE app..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank colleagues and collaborators who have contributed to aspects of research reported in this work. M.B. and S.S. acknowledge fellowships from the Australian Research Council through Discovery Projects DP1092717 and DP110100262, respectively.