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Recent advances, challenges, and perspective of copper-based liquid-like thermoelectric chalcogenides: A review
  • Jiyan Dai
Jiyan Dai

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The liquid-like thermoelectric materials have fascinated extensive attention in the field of waste heat recovery into useful energy. In this aspect, di-chalcogenides Cu2X were considered superionic thermoelectric materials due to their highly disordered degree of Cu-ion in the lattice, which realizes the ultralow thermal conductivity. However, their rigid sublattice can decently maintain the electrical performance, and thus make this group distinct from the other state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials. This review summarizes the well-designed strategies to realize the impressive performance in thermoelectric materials and their modules by linking the adopted approaches, with the moderate design of the device. Some recent reports are selected to outline the fundamentals, underlined challenges, outlooks, and future development of Cu2(S, Se, Te) liquid-like thermoelectric materials. We expect that this review will cover the needs of future researchers in choosing some potential materials to further explore thermoelectricity in other energy storage and efficient conversion technologies.
23 Dec 2022Submitted to EcoMat
23 Dec 2022Submission Checks Completed
23 Dec 2022Assigned to Editor
23 Dec 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Apr 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
28 May 20231st Revision Received
29 May 2023Submission Checks Completed
29 May 2023Assigned to Editor
29 May 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 May 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
01 Jun 2023Editorial Decision: Accept