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"Thermoelectric effects in nanostructures," Friday, October 25, 12n, MH 606

David Sanchez, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Modern miniaturization technologies have the potential to dramatically alter the way we actually conceive energy production, transport and distribution. In particular, thermoelectric devices can provide important savings in energy consumption from recovery of waste heat and improved cooling protocols. However, the fundamentals of controlling and manipulating energy flow in nanostructures have not been fully understood yet. We will here discuss the latest developments in thermoelectricity of quantum conductors, emphasizing the role of symmetries, nonlinearities and time-dependent responses.