Publications: Energy Conversion

Kocher, J. D., Woods, J., Odukomaiya, A., Mahvi, A., & Yee, S. K. (2024). Thermal battery cost scaling analysis: minimizing the cost per kW h. Energy Environ. Sci., 17(6), 2206–2218. Cite
Adams, M. J., & Yee, S. K. (2023). Thermal switching ratio of semiconducting polymers with spatially graded doping. Journal of Applied Physics, 133(6), 064501. Cite
Feng, D., Yee, S. K., & Zhang, Z. M. (2022). Geometric and doping effects on radiative recombination in thin-film near-field energy converters. AIP Advances, 12(9), 095006. Cite
Feng, D., Yee, S. K., & Zhang, Z. M. (2022). Improved performance of a near-field thermophotovoltaic device by a back gapped reflector. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 237, 111562. Cite
Rajan, A., & Yee, S. K. (2022). System dynamics and metrics of an electrochemical refrigerator based on the Brayton cycle. Cell Reports Physical Science. Cite
Amy, C., Pishahang, M., Kelsall, C., LaPotin, A., Brankovic, S., Yee, S., & Henry, A. (2022). Thermal energy grid storage: Liquid containment and pumping above 2000 °C. Applied Energy, 308, 118081. Cite
Rajan, A., McKay, I. S., & Yee, S. K. (2022). Continuous electrochemical refrigeration based on the Brayton cycle. Nature Energy. Cite
Kocher, J. D., Yee, S. K., & Wang, R. Y. (2022). A first and second law analysis of a thermoresponsive polymer desiccant dehumidification and cooling cycle. Energy Conversion and Management, 253, 115158. Cite
Rajan, A., McKay, I. S., & Yee, S. K. (2022). Electrolyte engineering can improve electrochemical heat engine and refrigeration efficiency. Trends in Chemistry. Cite
Feng, D., Yee, S. K., & Zhang, Z. M. (2021). Near-field photonic thermal diode based on hBN and InSb films. Applied Physics Letters, 119(18), 181111. Cite
Feng, D., Tervo, E. J., Vasileska, D., Yee, S. K., Rohatgi, A., & Zhang, Z. M. (2021). Spatial profiles of photon chemical potential in near-field thermophotovoltaic cells. Journal of Applied Physics, 129(21), 213101. Cite
Kaffezakis, N., Terlizzi, S., Smith, C., Erickson, A. S., Yee, S. K., & Kotlyar, D. (2020). High temperature ultra-small modular reactor: Pre-conceptual design. Annals of Nuclear Energy, 141, 107311. Cite
Feng, D., Tervo, E. J., Yee, S. K., & Zhang, Z. M. (2020). Effect of Evanescent Waves on the Dark Current of Thermophotovoltaic Cells. Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, 24(1), 1–19. Cite
Gunawan, A., Singh, A. K., Simmons, R. A., Haynes, M. W., Limia, A., Ha, J. M., Kottke, P. A., Fedorov, A. G., Lee, S. W., & Yee, S. K. (2020). A Cost‐Performance Analysis of a Sodium Heat Engine for Distributed Concentrating Solar Power. Advanced Sustainable Systems, 4(6), 1900104. Cite
Gunawan, A., Simmons, R. A., Haynes, M. W., Moreno, D., Menon, A. K., Hatzell, M. C., & Yee, S. K. (2019). Techno-Economics of Cogeneration Approaches for Combined Power and Desalination From Concentrated Solar Power. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 141(021004). Cite
Elmoughni, H. M., Menon, A. K., Wolfe, R. M. W., & Yee, S. K. (2019). A Textile-Integrated Polymer Thermoelectric Generator for Body Heat Harvesting. Advanced Materials Technologies, 4(7), 1800708. Cite
Limia, A., Kottke, P., Fedorov, A. G., & Yee, S. K. (2018). Thermal modeling and efficiency of a dual-stage sodium heat engine. Applied Thermal Engineering, 145, 603–609. Cite
Limia, A., Ha, J. M., Kottke, P., Gunawan, A., Fedorov, A. G., Lee, S. W., & Yee, S. K. (2017). A dual-stage sodium thermal electrochemical converter (Na-TEC). Journal of Power Sources, 371, 217–224. Cite
Torabi, M., Karimi, N., Peterson, G. P., & Yee, S. (2017). Challenges and progress on the modelling of entropy generation in porous media: A review. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 114, 31–46. Cite
Gordiz, K., Menon, A. K., & Yee, S. K. (2017). Interconnect patterns for printed organic thermoelectric devices with large fill factors. Journal of Applied Physics, 122(12), 124507. Cite
Gunawan, A., Rajan, A., Rodin, D. M., Creamer, P., & Yee, S. K. (2017). New directions in thermoelectric and thermal-electric cooling. Optical and Electronic Cooling of Solids II, 10121, 101210N. Cite
Menon, A. K., Meek, O., Eng, A. J., & Yee, S. K. (2017). Radial thermoelectric generator fabricated from n- and p-type conducting polymers. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134(3). Cite
Dixon, J., Rajan, A., Bohlemann, S., Coso, D., Upadhyaya, A. D., Rohatgi, A., Chu, S., Majumdar, A., & Yee, S. (2016). Evaluation of a Silicon 90 Sr Betavoltaic Power Source. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 38182. Cite
Ankireddy, K., Menon, A. K., Iezzi, B., Yee, S. K., Losego, M. D., & Jur, J. S. (2016). Electrical Conductivity, Thermal Behavior, and Seebeck Coefficient of Conductive Films for Printed Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting Systems. Journal of Electronic Materials, 45(11), 5561–5569. Cite
Hendricks, T. J., Yee, S., & LeBlanc, S. (2016). Cost Scaling of a Real-World Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery Thermoelectric Generator: A Deeper Dive. Journal of Electronic Materials, 45(3), 1751–1761. Cite
Menon, A. K., & Yee, S. K. (2016). Design of a polymer thermoelectric generator using radial architecture. Journal of Applied Physics, 119(5), 055501. Cite
LeBlanc, S., Yee, S. K., Scullin, M. L., Dames, C., & Goodson, K. E. (2014). Material and manufacturing cost considerations for thermoelectrics. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 32, 313–327. Cite
Yee, S. K., LeBlanc, S., Goodson, K. E., & Dames, C. (2013). $ per W metrics for thermoelectric power generation: beyond ZT. Energy & Environmental Science, 6(9), 2561–2571. Cite
Yee, S. K., Coates, N., Urban, J. J., Majumdar, A., & Segalman, R. A. (2013). A High-Performance Solution-Processable Hybrid Thermoelectric Material. 539–543. Cite
Yee, S. K., Coates, N. E., Majumdar, A., Urban, J. J., & Segalman, R. A. (2013). Thermoelectric power factor optimization in PEDOT:PSS tellurium nanowire hybrid composites. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15(11), 4024–4032. Cite
Coates, N. E., Yee, S. K., McCulloch, B., See, K. C., Majumdar, A., Segalman, R. A., & Urban, J. J. (2013). Effect of Interfacial Properties on Polymer–Nanocrystal Thermoelectric Transport. Advanced Materials, 25(11), 1629–1633. Cite
Yee, S. K., Malen, J. A., Majumdar, A., & Segalman, R. A. (2011). Thermoelectricity in Fullerene–Metal Heterojunctions. Nano Letters, 11(10), 4089–4094. Cite
Yee, S., Malen, J., Reddy, P., Segalman, R., & Majumdar, A. (2011). Thermoelectricity at the Organic-Inorganic Interface. 845–855. Cite
Malen, J. A., Yee, S. K., Majumdar, A., & Segalman, R. A. (2010). Fundamentals of energy transport, energy conversion, and thermal properties in organic–inorganic heterojunctions. Chemical Physics Letters, 491(4), 109–122. Cite