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Title: Hierarchically structured TiO 2 for Ba-filled skutterudite with enhanced thermoelectric performance

Abstract

Ba 0.3Co 4Sb 12samples containing hierarchically structured TiO 2show a very good thermoelectric performance, with the highest ZT value reaching 1.2 when 0.5% P25 plus 0.5% TiO 2aggregates are added to the Ba 0.3Co 4Sb 12matrix.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [8];  [7];  [6];  [4]
  1. College of Physics; Chongqing University; , People's Republic of China; Department of Physics; University of Michigan
  2. College of Physics; Chongqing University; , People's Republic of China; Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology; Chinese Academy of Sciences
  3. College of Physics; Chongqing University; , People's Republic of China
  4. Department of Physics; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, USA
  5. Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology; Chinese Academy of Sciences; , People's Republic of China; Department of Physics; University of Michigan
  6. Department of Material Science and Engineering; University of Washington; Seattle, USA
  7. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Northwestern University; Wilmette, USA
  8. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Michigan State University; East Lansing, USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Revolutionary Materials for Solid State Energy Conversion (RMSSEC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1370327
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001054
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Materials Chemistry. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 48; Related Information: RMSSEC partners with Michigan State University (lead); University of California, Los Angeles; University of Michigan; Northwestern University; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Ohio State University; Wayne State University; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-7488
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Zhou, Xiaoyuan, Wang, Guiwen, Guo, Lijie, Chi, Hang, Wang, Guoyu, Zhang, Qifeng, Chen, Changqiang, Thompson, Travis, Sakamoto, Jeff, Dravid, Vinayak P., Cao, Guozhong, and Uher, Ctirad. Hierarchically structured TiO 2 for Ba-filled skutterudite with enhanced thermoelectric performance. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1039/c4ta05285d.
Zhou, Xiaoyuan, Wang, Guiwen, Guo, Lijie, Chi, Hang, Wang, Guoyu, Zhang, Qifeng, Chen, Changqiang, Thompson, Travis, Sakamoto, Jeff, Dravid, Vinayak P., Cao, Guozhong, & Uher, Ctirad. Hierarchically structured TiO 2 for Ba-filled skutterudite with enhanced thermoelectric performance. United States. doi:10.1039/c4ta05285d.
Zhou, Xiaoyuan, Wang, Guiwen, Guo, Lijie, Chi, Hang, Wang, Guoyu, Zhang, Qifeng, Chen, Changqiang, Thompson, Travis, Sakamoto, Jeff, Dravid, Vinayak P., Cao, Guozhong, and Uher, Ctirad. Wed . "Hierarchically structured TiO 2 for Ba-filled skutterudite with enhanced thermoelectric performance". United States. doi:10.1039/c4ta05285d.
@article{osti_1370327,
title = {Hierarchically structured TiO 2 for Ba-filled skutterudite with enhanced thermoelectric performance},
author = {Zhou, Xiaoyuan and Wang, Guiwen and Guo, Lijie and Chi, Hang and Wang, Guoyu and Zhang, Qifeng and Chen, Changqiang and Thompson, Travis and Sakamoto, Jeff and Dravid, Vinayak P. and Cao, Guozhong and Uher, Ctirad},
abstractNote = {Ba0.3Co4Sb12samples containing hierarchically structured TiO2show a very good thermoelectric performance, with the highest ZT value reaching 1.2 when 0.5% P25 plus 0.5% TiO2aggregates are added to the Ba0.3Co4Sb12matrix.},
doi = {10.1039/c4ta05285d},
journal = {Journal of Materials Chemistry. A},
issn = {2050-7488},
number = 48,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {1}
}

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