Each cell is made by two semiconductor elements with low thermal conductivity and different thermoelectric properties
, welded to two elements electrically conductive making up the junctions where the Peltier effect takes place.
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The thermoelectric properties
shown in Table 2 .
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While other materials have long been known to have similar thermoelectric properties
, their production cost has proven prohibitive for any widespread adoption.
The thirteen selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to layer structured thermoelectric materials, the thermoelectric properties
of organic and inorganic materials and cells, graphene applications in optoelectronic devices, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Most thermoelectric materials having topological insulating properties due to strong spin-orbit coupling have been studied for the improvement of thermoelectric properties
prior to establishing the concept of topological insulators.
 investigated the effects of annealing on thermoelectric properties
of [Sb.sub.2][Te.sub.3] thin films.
It is a very interesting compound because of its unique thermoelectric properties
. It can be an insulator and a conductor depending on the temperature.
These polymer materials also have inferior thermoelectric properties
than those of inorganic materials.
Some topics include thermoelectric properties
of SiC matrix composites prepared under a low sintering temperature, preparation and optical properties of titanium oxide nanotube arrays by anodic oxidation methods, thick film metallization of AlN by reactive binders, a new technique for testing abrasion resistance of refractories at elevated temperatures, and optical properties of single-wall silicon nanotubes.