Solid state chemistry approach to advanced thermoelectrics. Ternary and quaternary alkali metal bismuth chalcogenides as thermoelectric materials

Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Duck Young Chung, Lykourgos Iordanidis, Kyoung Shin Choi, Paul Brazis, Melissa Rocci, Tim Hogan, Carl Kannewurf

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Our exploratory research to identify new promising candidates for next generation thermoelectric applications has produced several interesting new materials which are briefly described here. We present their compositions, solid state structures, properties and charge transport behavior. The compounds CsBi4Te6, β-K2Bi8Se13, Ba4Bi6Se13, Eu2Pb2Bi6Se13, KBi6.33S10, Eu2Pb2Bi4Se10, Ba2Pb2Bi6S13 and K1.25Pb3.5Bi7.25Se15 are particularly noteworthy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-246
Number of pages14
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting - The Symposium 'Advanced Catalytic Materials-1998' - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1998Dec 3 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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