Trends and frontiers in solid state energy conversion - materials and technologies

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Energy conversion using solid state materials allows for simple and compact devices that can be used in energy applications. A range of materials exist which can be used for such solid state energy conversion. The best known ones are maybe the thermoelectric materials that can generate electricity from a temperature span or vice versa. The so-called caloric materials will change their temperature when exposed to an external field, which may be magnetic, electrical or mechanical. These can be used either for heat pumping, or for generating energy from waste heat. The available materials for solid state energy conversion technologies will be reviewed and the present state of the art of these technologies will be discussed.
Period20 Jun 2016
Event title29th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
Event typeConference
Conference number29
LocationPortorož, Slovenia