Symposium EN10—Thermoelectric Materials, Devices and Applications
The symposium will broadly cover thermoelectric materials, device, and applications. It is set up to invite active scientists world-wide to join together for addressing the currently hot topics in the field of thermoelectrics. As a resurgent active area in materials science, thermoelectric research has attracted much attention, and quite a few great advancements have been made in recent years. There are, however, still many scientific issues yet to be resolved, which requires interdisciplinary collaboration for new breakthroughs. Of special importance are the fundamentals, including electrical and thermal transport in complex compounds and composite materials, sophisticated physical measurements and in-depth characterization of those properties. Symposium contributions should address basic science issues, or explore new phenomena (for example: spin-Seebeck effect), or address obstacles confronting the development of practical applications from emerging materials. Discussion of synthesis, growth mechanisms, and fabrication routes; methods to improve properties important for applications; and discussions that advance understanding of fundamental material science issues should also be welcomed.