Enhanced thermoelectric performance in rare-earth filled-skutterudites

Yulong Li, Pengfei Qiu, Haozhi Duan, Jikun Chen, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Xun Shi*, Bo Brummerstedt Iversen, Lidong Chen

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A series of rare-earth filled skutterudites are successfully fabricated by using a non-equilibrium synthesis approach involving super-cooling and high pressure sintering. The filler filling fractions are significantly improved to realize optimum carrier concentrations and hugely suppressed lattice thermal conductivity, thereby leading to significantly enhanced zT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4374-4379
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number20
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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