Nanostructuring and high thermoelectric efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb 1-ySny)mSbTe2+m

John Androulakis, Kuei Fang Hsu, Robert Pcionek, Huijun Kong, Ctirad Uher, Jonathan J. D'Angelo, Adam Downey, Tim Hogan, Mercouri G Kanatzidis

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The characteristic features of nanostructuring and high thermoelectric (TE) efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb1-ySny)mSbTe 2+m, were analyzed. The search for efficient TE materials focuses on degenerate semiconductors since the underlying physics of these systems allow the coexistence of high thermopower values with high electrical conductivity to achieve high power factors. The electronic-transport properties of the compound system can be tuned primarily through carefully controlling the Pb/Sn ratio. The existence of the Pb/Sn ratio and the Ag and Sb concentration, allows for tuning of the electronic-transport properties and the identification of compositions with very high ZTs. The main advantage of this system is its exceptionally low lattice thermal conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1170-1173
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2 2006

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Transport properties
Thermoelectric power
Thermal conductivity
Physics
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Semiconductor materials
Chemical analysis
Electric Conductivity

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Androulakis, J., Hsu, K. F., Pcionek, R., Kong, H., Uher, C., D'Angelo, J. J., ... Kanatzidis, M. G. (2006). Nanostructuring and high thermoelectric efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb 1-ySny)mSbTe2+m. Advanced Materials, 18(9), 1170-1173. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200502770

Nanostructuring and high thermoelectric efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb 1-ySny)mSbTe2+m. / Androulakis, John; Hsu, Kuei Fang; Pcionek, Robert; Kong, Huijun; Uher, Ctirad; D'Angelo, Jonathan J.; Downey, Adam; Hogan, Tim; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 18, No. 9, 02.05.2006, p. 1170-1173.

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Androulakis, J, Hsu, KF, Pcionek, R, Kong, H, Uher, C, D'Angelo, JJ, Downey, A, Hogan, T & Kanatzidis, MG 2006, 'Nanostructuring and high thermoelectric efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb 1-ySny)mSbTe2+m', Advanced Materials, vol. 18, no. 9, pp. 1170-1173. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200502770
Androulakis J, Hsu KF, Pcionek R, Kong H, Uher C, D'Angelo JJ et al. Nanostructuring and high thermoelectric efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb 1-ySny)mSbTe2+m. Advanced Materials. 2006 May 2;18(9):1170-1173. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.200502770
Androulakis, John ; Hsu, Kuei Fang ; Pcionek, Robert ; Kong, Huijun ; Uher, Ctirad ; D'Angelo, Jonathan J. ; Downey, Adam ; Hogan, Tim ; Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. / Nanostructuring and high thermoelectric efficiency in p-type Ag(Pb 1-ySny)mSbTe2+m. In: Advanced Materials. 2006 ; Vol. 18, No. 9. pp. 1170-1173.
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