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Title: Methods of synthesizing thermoelectric materials

Methods for synthesis of thermoelectric materials are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of fabricating a thermoelectric material includes generating a plurality of nanoparticles from a starting material comprising one or more chalcogens and one or more transition metals; and consolidating the nanoparticles under elevated pressure and temperature, wherein the nanoparticles are heated and cooled at a controlled rate.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1245410
Assignee:
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA) EFRC
Patent Number(s):
9,306,145
Application Number:
13/788,932
Contract Number:
SC0001299
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 07
Research Org:
The Trustees of Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

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