1st Online Workshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics

June 29th, 2020; 09:00 a.m.


Resilient energy conversion technologies and the related materials resources are requested in times like the corona crisis. It reveals the ever-increasing dependence on international supply chains. Local and autarky energy supply technologies would be a solution for this dependence. One of those technologies is the thermoelectricity – the direct conversion of waste heat (e.g. solar or geothermal) into electricity. To promote the exchange of knowledge between university, scientific institutes and industry on the field of thermoelectric as well as the possibility to discuss future co-operations we invite you all to our first ONLINE Workshop on Sustainable Thermoelectrics.

Participants interested in contributing oral are invited to submit abstracts.

Date: June 29th, 2020; 09:00 a.m.

Venue: Zoom online meeting

Registration fee: free

Contact: Wenjie Xie, Phone: +0049 6151 1625875


Workshop Program

TU Darmstadt | Fachgebiet MR | Alarich-Weiss-Str. 2 | 64287 Darmstadt

Opening and keynote (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)

09:00 – 09:05 Opening address, Anke Weidenkaff

09:05 – 09:35 Claudia Felser, Topology and thermoelectric

New mechanism in TE (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)

09:35 – 10:00 Takao Mori, Utilizing magnetism and other principles to enhance thermoelectric properties

10:00 – 10:25 Sylvie Hebert, Interplay between magnetism and Seebeck coefficient in some oxides and sulfides'

10:25 – 10:50 Tiejun Zhu, Carrier grain boundary scattering in thermoelectric materials

10:50 – 11:00 Break

Oxides and their application (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)

11:00 – 11:25 Ryoji Funahashi, Example of thermoelectrics in the nonelectrified place

11:25 – 11:50 Andrei Kovalevsky, Thermoelectric oxides: challenges and selected approaches for materials design

11:50 – 12:15 Armin Feldhoff, Thermoelectric oxides: Materials and generators

12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Break

Theory (Chair: Wenjie Xie)

13:30 – 13:55 Jiong Yang, Materials Genome Methods and the Applications in Thermoelectrics

13:55 – 14:20 Hongbin Zhang, High-throughput Screening for Novel Two-Dimensional Thermoelectric Materials

Silicides and others (Chair: Wenjie Xie)

14:20 – 14:45 Johannes de Boor, Light-weight and environmentally friendly thermoelectric generators based on Mg2(Si,Sn): material optimization and contact development

14:45 – 15:10 Yury Kolenko, Unconventional thermoelectrics from colloidal nanocrystals

15:10 – 15:35 Jiri Hejtmanek, Thermoelectric performance of chalcopyrite

15:35 – 15:50 Break

Complex TE (Chair: Wenjie Xie)

15:50 – 16:15 Juergen Nuss, In search of thermoelectric phosphides

16:15 – 16:40 Jian He, An “entropic” view of thermoelectric materials research

Heusler and Topological TE (Chair: Anke Weidenkaff)

16:40 – 17:05 Jeffrey Snyder, Valence Balance and Orbital Chemistry in Heusler Thermoelectrics

17:05 – 17:30 Ran He, Unveiling the phonon scattering mechanisms in half-Heusler thermoelectric compounds

17:30 – 17:55 Qiang Li, Topological Thermoelectrics: Past, Present and Future

17:55 – 18:00 closing remarks, Anke Weidenkaff

TU Darmstadt | Fachgebiet MR | Alarich-Weiss-Str. 2 | 64287 Darmstadt

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