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dc.contributor.advisorLee, Byounghak
dc.contributor.authorHeinz, Peter D. ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-24T10:20:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:20:24Z
dc.date.issued2010-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationHeinz, P. D. (2011). First principles study of thermoelectric properties of zinc-oxide nanowires (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4007
dc.description.abstractNanostructures have a significant promise as potential building blocks for the next generation thermoelectric devices. While the thermal transport properties of bulk materials have been intensely studied, the understanding of nanostructure thermoelectric properties and their interrelation is still incomplete. In this thesis I propose to study the thermoelectric properties of ZnO nanowires as a prototype nanostructure and investigate the relation between the relevant thermoelectric parameters, e.g., electric conductivity, Seebeck coefficient, and thermal conductivity. In addition, I will report on research conducted to determine the dependence of thermoelectric properties on the atomic structure as well as the relationship that nanowire (NW) size bears to these properties. The study will be performed within the density functional theory and Boltzmann transport theory framework.en_US
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dc.format.extent81 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectThermoelectric propertiesen_US
dc.subjectZinc-oxideen_US
dc.subjectNanowiresen_US
dc.subject.classificationPhysicsen_US
dc.titleFirst Principles Study of Thermoelectric Properties of Zinc-Oxide Nanowiresen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDonnelly, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSpencer, Gregory F.
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
txstate.departmentPhysics


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