The advent of nanotechnology and nanomaterials is opening new perspectives for the achievement of efficient solid-state heat converters. After decades of slow progress, in recent years innovative ideas have been put forward to improve the thermodynamic conversion efficiency and, as a consequence, new thermoelectric nanomaterials have been developed. A key and challenging ingredient for the progress of this research ambit is today the refinement of precise methods for the measurement of the thermoelectric parameters of nanostructures.
Measurement of the Thermoelectric Properties of Individual Nanostructures / Rossella, Francesco; Pennelli, Giovanni; Roddaro, Stefano. - In: SEMICONDUCTORS AND SEMIMETALS. - ISSN 0080-8784. - 98:(2018), pp. 409-444. [10.1016/bs.semsem.2018.02.001]