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Title: Methods of synthesizing thermoelectric materials

Abstract

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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Research Org.:
The Trustees of Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1245410
Patent Number(s):
9306145
Application Number:
13/788,932
Assignee:
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C04 - CEMENTS C04B - LIME, MAGNESIA
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01P - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO STRUCTURAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF SOLID INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001299
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 07
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhifeng, Chen, Shuo, Liu, Wei-Shu, Wang, Hengzhi, Wang, Hui, Yu, Bo, and Chen, Gang. Methods of synthesizing thermoelectric materials. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Ren, Zhifeng, Chen, Shuo, Liu, Wei-Shu, Wang, Hengzhi, Wang, Hui, Yu, Bo, & Chen, Gang. Methods of synthesizing thermoelectric materials. United States.
Ren, Zhifeng, Chen, Shuo, Liu, Wei-Shu, Wang, Hengzhi, Wang, Hui, Yu, Bo, and Chen, Gang. Tue . "Methods of synthesizing thermoelectric materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1245410.
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