Flexible hybrid semiconductors with low thermal conductivity: The role of organic diamines

Xiaoying Huang, Mojgan Roushan, Thomas J. Emge, Wenhua Bi, Suraj Thiagarajan, Jen Hao Cheng, Ronggui Yang, Jing Li

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Flexible conductors: A unique type of organic - inorganic hybrid semiconductor crystals have been synthesized that are flexible and have low thermal conductivity. The hybrids consist of ZnTe layers connected by various diamines (see picture for examples; C. gray, N blue, Te red, Zn large pale blue spheres).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7871-7874
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2009



  • Heat capacity
  • Phase transitions
  • Semiconductors
  • Structure isomorphs
  • Thermal conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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