High thermoelectric figure of merit and nanostructuring in bulk p-type Na1-xPbmSbyTem+2

Pierre F.P. Poudeu, Jonathan D'Angelo, Adam D. Downey, Jarrod L. Short, Timothy P. Hogan, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Worthy of merit: The new class of nanostructured p-type thermoelectrics Na1-xPbmSbyTem+2 is reported. The exceptionally high thermoelectric figures of merit ZT of these materials (see graph), which exceed those of the state-of-the-art materials PbTe and (GeTe)1-x((Ag2Te)1-y-(Sb2Te 3)y)x (TAGS), derive from their very low lattice thermal conductivities. (Graph Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3835-3839
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2 2006



  • Lead
  • Nanostructures
  • Semiconductors
  • Tellurides
  • Thermoelectric materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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