Highly efficient segmented p-type thermoelectric leg

Yatir Sadia, Ohad Ben-Yehuda, Yaniv Gelbstein

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


In the past years, energy demands in the entire world have been constantly increasing. This fact, coupled with the requirement for decreasing the world's dependence on fossil fuels, has given rise to the need for alternative energy sources. While no single alternative energy source can solely replace the traditional fossil fuels, the combination of several alternative power sources can greatly decrease their usage. Thermoelectricity is one way to produce such energy via the harvesting of waste heat into electricity. One common example is the automobile industry which in the past few years had been looking into the option of harvesting the waste heat created by the engine, around the exhaust pipe and in the catalytic converter. Thermoelectricity is ideal for such application since it can convert the energy directly into electric current without any moving parts, thereby extending the life cycle of the operation.

Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publication New Materials for Thermoelectric Applications: Theory and Experiment.
EditorsV. Zlatic , A. Hewson
PublisherSpringer, Dordrecht
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789400749849
ISBN (Print)9789400749832
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biophysics
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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