On the Figure of Merit of Thermoelectric Generators

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Min Chen, Shan-Shan Lu, Bo Liao

Department of Electronic Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081 China

J. Energy Resour. Technol 127(1), 37-41 (Mar 29, 2005) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1811120 History: Received October 16, 2003; Revised August 10, 2004; Online March 29, 2005
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Grahic Jump Location
Schematic representation and thermal model of a single-couple waste-heat thermoelectric generator.
Grahic Jump Location
Various performance parameters versus Seebeck coefficients α for different models. (a) ΔT, (b) Vout, (c) P, and (d) η.
Grahic Jump Location
Various performance parameters versus Y for X=60,000 m−1 under different load resistances. The horizontal axis corresponds to dimensionless Y. (a) ΔT, (b) Vout, (c) P, and (d) η.



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