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Master Thesis for Students in Physics and Nanoscience
Master Thesis for Students in Physics and Nanoscience on Structural and thermoelectric characterization of polycrystalline silicon nanotubes
Large amounts of waste heat generated in our fossil-fuel based economy can be converted into useful electric power by using thermoelectric generators. However, the low-efficiency, scarcity, high-cost and poor production scalability of conventional thermoelectric material hinder their mass deployment. Nanoengineering has proven to be an excellent approach for enhancing thermoelectric properties of abundant and cheap materials such as silicon. Nevertheless, the implementation of these nanostructures is still a major challenge especially for covering the large areas required for massive waste heat recovery.