From the introduction: "The objective of this thesis is to ﬁll the gap in the knowledge of thermoelectric properties of multi-terminal systems. Therefore we started by studying the multi-terminal problem in its full complexity, with no constraints on the leads. We soon realized that the freedom given by three-terminal systems could be used to develop a scheme to spatially separate the heat and charge ﬂows, obtaining a signiﬁcant increase in both the power and the eﬃciency delivered by the engine. By adding the additional complication of a magnetic ﬁeld on three-terminal systems, we were able to design a thermal magnetic switch which provides a simple way to deal with heat management at the nanoscale".
Multi-terminal thermoeletric machines in nanoscale systems / Mazza, Francesco. - (2016 May 16).
|Titolo:||Multi-terminal thermoeletric machines in nanoscale systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016-05-16|
|Corso PhD:||Fisica della Materia Condensata|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||FIS/03 FISICA DELLA MATERIA|
|Parole chiave (inglese):||Multi-Terminal Quantum Thermal Machines; Physics. Condensed matter physics; quantum machine; Thermoelectric machine|
|Editore:||Scuola Normale Superiore|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||9.1 Tesi di Dottorato|