A microscopic mechanism for increasing thermoelectric efficiency

Keiji Saito, Giuliano Benenti, Giulio Casati

研究成果: Article査読

30 被引用数 (Scopus)

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We study the coupled particle and energy transport in a prototype model of interacting one-dimensional system: the disordered hard-point gas, for which numerical data suggest that the thermoelectric figure of merit ZT diverges with the system size. This result is explained in terms of a microscopic mechanism, namely the local equilibrium is characterized by the emergence of a broad stationary "modified Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution", of width much larger than the mean velocity of the particle flow.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)508-513
ページ数6
ジャーナルChemical Physics
375
2-3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2010 10月 5
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • 物理化学および理論化学

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