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|Title:||A microscopic mechanism for increasing thermoelectric efficiency|
|Source:||Saito, K., Benenti, G., Casati, G. (2010-10-05). A microscopic mechanism for increasing thermoelectric efficiency. Chemical Physics 375 (2-3) : 508-513. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemphys.2010.06.009|
|Abstract:||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. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Chemical Physics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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