Searching for new thermoelectrics in chemically and structurally complex bismuth chalcogenides

Duck Young Chung*, Tim Hogan, Jon Schindler, Lykourgos Iordanidis, Paul Brazis, Carl R. Kannewurf, Baoxing Chen, Ctirad Uher, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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A solid state chemistry synthetic approach towards identifying new materials with potentially superior thermoelectric properties is presented. Materials with complex compositions and structures also have complex electronic structures which may give rise to high thermoelectric powers and at the same time possess low thermal conductivities. The structures and thermoelectric properties of several new promising compounds with K-Bi-Se, K-Bi-S, Ba-Bi-Te, Cs-Bi-Te, and Rb-Bi-Te are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-344
Number of pages12
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Mar 31 1997Apr 3 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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