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Prospects for High Thermoelectric Figures of Merit in 2D Systems

  • M. S. Dresselhaus (a1) (a2), X. Sun (a1), S. B. Cronin (a1), T. Koga (a3), G. Dresselhaus (a4) and K. L. Wang (a5)...

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Enhanced ZT has been predicted theoretically and observed experimentally in 2D quantum wells, with good agreement between theory and experiment. Advantages of low dimensional systems for thermoelectric applications are described and prospects for further enhancement of ZT are discussed.

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Prospects for High Thermoelectric Figures of Merit in 2D Systems

  • M. S. Dresselhaus (a1) (a2), X. Sun (a1), S. B. Cronin (a1), T. Koga (a3), G. Dresselhaus (a4) and K. L. Wang (a5)...

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