Thermoelectric Seebeck Coefficient

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Formula: The formula for the Seebeck coefficient is complex and typically not represented by a simple equation. It involves solving Boltzmann transport equations considering carrier concentration, mobility, and temperature gradient.

Introduction to Thermoelectric Seebeck Coefficient

The Seebeck coefficient is a measure of the magnitude of an induced thermoelectric voltage in response to a temperature difference across that material. It is a central parameter in thermoelectric materials that convert temperature differences into electrical voltage and vice versa.

Mathematical Background

Calculating the Seebeck coefficient involves understanding the behavior of charge carriers in a material and their interaction with the material's lattice and impurities under a thermal gradient. This is described by the Boltzmann transport equations, which are often solved numerically for real materials.


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