Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (3): 237-244.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1077.2014.13185

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Research Progress of Oxides Thermoelectric Materials

ZHAN Bin1, LAN Jin-Le1, LIU Yao-Chun2, DING Jing-Xuan1, LIN Yuan-Hua1, NAN Ce-Wen1   

  1. (1. State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Fine Processing, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China; 2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing 100083, China)
  • Received:2013-04-02 Revised:2013-05-21 Published:2014-03-20 Online:2014-02-18
  • About author:ZHAN Bin.
  • Supported by:
    The State Key Development Program for Basic Research of China (2013CB632506);Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (20120002110006)


The oxides-based thermoelectric materials have been attracted widespread concerns due to their high temperature stability, oxidation resistance, safety and long-term durability, but their applications are limited by the thermoelectric properties. In this paper, the research progress on several typical oxides thermoelectric materials, e.g. layered cobalt oxides, perovskite-structured compounds, transparent conductive oxides and novel oxides are thoroughly discussed. In order to achieve the harmonization of thermal and electric properties in thermoelectric materials, the band structure and microstructure are depth regulated. The main issues for developing high performance thermoelectric oxides are analyzed, and some new ideas for further development are proposed.

Key words: oxide, thermoelectric property, cobalt oxide, perovskite-structured, review

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