Date of Award

Summer 8-13-2014

Degree Type

Thesis-Restricted

Degree Name

M.S.

Degree Program

Physics

Department

Physics

Major Professor

Kevin Stokes

Second Advisor

Juliette Ioup

Third Advisor

Leszek Malkinski

Abstract

Anisotropic thermoelectric effects can be measured in certain materials. Anisotropy can also be simulated using a repeated, layered structure of two materials cut at an angle. Various aspect ratios and angles of inclination are investigated in device geometry in order to maximize the thermopower. Eddy currents have been shown to occur in thermoelectric devices, and evidence of these currents are revealed in finite element analysis of the artificially synthesized anisotropic Peltier effect.

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