4-8 July 2016
Kramer Law building
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Enhanced properties of thermoelectric materials for technological applications

Presented by Dr. George S. MANYALI on 6 Jul 2016 from 16:10 to 18:00
Type: Poster Presentation
Track: Track G - Theoretical and Computational Physics
Board #: G.043

Abstract

Energy harvesting requires clean and highly efficient energy conversion technologies. Thermoelectricity is one such technology that achieves thermal-to-electric conversion and vice versa. This is achieved purely by solid state means and has a great potential for applications in waste heat recovery, air conditioning and spot cooling of electronic devices. Attempts have been directed towards exploration of high performance compounds which are yet to be realized. To predict the enhanced electronic structure of Cadmium Oxide (CdO), we doped it with Zn and Mn. The structural properties in terms of volumes and lattice parameters, the band structure and the density of state for both the doped and undoped CdO were determined by the modern ab initio methods based on density functional theory (DFT).

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