Mesoscopic energy conversion, inelastic thermoelectricity and beyond
Abstract: A new subfield, inelastic thermoelectricity, is illustrated where the elementary physical pictures and models are introduced. We show several advantages of inelastic thermoelectricity: the potential for high-performance thermoelectricity and the anomalous transport effects that cannot be realized in elastic transport. We specially focus on several unusual effects: cooling by heating and linear thermal transistor effect, for instance. We further discuss thermal control using nonlinear thermoelectric effect.
Host: Zi Yang Meng (9331)