The objective of this 2020 TEEP@AsiaPlus internship is to familiarize prospective students with fabrication and characterization of thermoelectric materials using a combination of low-temperature chemical methods and consolidation techniques, phase identification of as-fabricated materials using powder x-ray diffraction techniques, electrical resistivity, thermopower, and thermal conductivity measurements as a function of temperature for optimizing zT values. Thermoelectric materials are used to make thermoelectric modules both for thermoelectric generator (TEG) by direct energy conversion from waste heat to electricity via the Seebeck effect and thermoelectric coolers (TEC) without using refrigerants via the Peltier effect. The high reactivity of the nanoparticles obtained from low-temperature synthesis can naturally form a nanostructured material at lower temperatures during consolidation. The nanostructured materials can help to reduce the lattice thermal conductivity, which could enhance thermoelectric performance by increasing zT values. The successful candidates would receive 15,000 NTD per month for the duration period from 3 months. Moreover, the candidates can continue to pursue Ph. D. if the candidates possess master's degree of science (M. Sc.) after a successful application for the Ph. D. program at National Changhua University of Education.
  • Field: Nature Science
  • School: National Changhua University of Education
  • Organizer: Department of Physics
  • Period of Apply: Please contact us to confirm the period of application!
  • Term: 3 months
  • Tuition Fee: Please see the program description or contact us!
  • Contact Person:Prof. Chia-Jyi Liu