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Issue 10, 2014
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Comment on “$ per W metrics for thermoelectric power generation: beyond ZT ” by S. K. Yee, S. LeBlanc, K. E. Goodson and C. Dames, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2561

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A recent paper by Yee, LeBlanc, Goodson, and Dames provides a powerful approach to the design of a low cost thermoelectric generation system, but makes an unjustified approximation. Avoiding that approximation is straightforward, and in no way undermines the validity of the original approach. It does, however, shift the optimal design of a thermoelectric generator and makes that design material dependent. The difference in cost between a generator designed using the results of the original paper, and one that uses the modification given here, could be as much as a factor of two.

Graphical abstract: Comment on “$ per W metrics for thermoelectric power generation: beyond ZT ” by S. K. Yee, S. LeBlanc, K. E. Goodson and C. Dames, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2561

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Submitted
11 Nov 2013
Accepted
06 Aug 2014
First published
11 Aug 2014

Energy Environ. Sci., 2014,7, 3439-3440
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Comment on “$ per W metrics for thermoelectric power generation: beyond ZT ” by S. K. Yee, S. LeBlanc, K. E. Goodson and C. Dames, Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2561

G. Nunes, Energy Environ. Sci., 2014, 7, 3439
DOI: 10.1039/C3EE43700K

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