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Title: High thermoelectric performance in Bi 0.46 Sb 1.54 Te 3 nanostructured with ZnTe

Abstract

High performance BiSbTe alloy and modules with a conversion efficiency of 5% are achieved through integrating Zn induced defect complexity with nanostructuring.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing; Wuhan University of Technology; Wuhan 430070; China
  2. State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing; Wuhan University of Technology; Wuhan 430070; China; Department of Chemistry
  3. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Northwestern University; Evanston; USA
  4. Department of Physics; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor; USA
  5. Department of Chemistry; Northwestern University; Evanston; USA; Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1540035
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0014520
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy & Environmental Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-5692
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Chemistry; Energy & Fuels; Engineering; Environmental Sciences & Ecology

Citation Formats

Deng, Rigui, Su, Xianli, Hao, Shiqiang, Zheng, Zheng, Zhang, Min, Xie, Hongyao, Liu, Wei, Yan, Yonggao, Wolverton, Chris, Uher, Ctirad, Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., and Tang, Xinfeng. High thermoelectric performance in Bi 0.46 Sb 1.54 Te 3 nanostructured with ZnTe. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/c8ee00290h.
Deng, Rigui, Su, Xianli, Hao, Shiqiang, Zheng, Zheng, Zhang, Min, Xie, Hongyao, Liu, Wei, Yan, Yonggao, Wolverton, Chris, Uher, Ctirad, Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., & Tang, Xinfeng. High thermoelectric performance in Bi 0.46 Sb 1.54 Te 3 nanostructured with ZnTe. United States. doi:10.1039/c8ee00290h.
Deng, Rigui, Su, Xianli, Hao, Shiqiang, Zheng, Zheng, Zhang, Min, Xie, Hongyao, Liu, Wei, Yan, Yonggao, Wolverton, Chris, Uher, Ctirad, Kanatzidis, Mercouri G., and Tang, Xinfeng. Mon . "High thermoelectric performance in Bi 0.46 Sb 1.54 Te 3 nanostructured with ZnTe". United States. doi:10.1039/c8ee00290h.
@article{osti_1540035,
title = {High thermoelectric performance in Bi 0.46 Sb 1.54 Te 3 nanostructured with ZnTe},
author = {Deng, Rigui and Su, Xianli and Hao, Shiqiang and Zheng, Zheng and Zhang, Min and Xie, Hongyao and Liu, Wei and Yan, Yonggao and Wolverton, Chris and Uher, Ctirad and Kanatzidis, Mercouri G. and Tang, Xinfeng},
abstractNote = {High performance BiSbTe alloy and modules with a conversion efficiency of 5% are achieved through integrating Zn induced defect complexity with nanostructuring.},
doi = {10.1039/c8ee00290h},
journal = {Energy & Environmental Science},
issn = {1754-5692},
number = 6,
volume = 11,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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