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Title: Metal-doped semiconductor nanoparticles and methods of synthesis thereof

Abstract

The present invention generally relates to binary or higher order semiconductor nanoparticles doped with a metallic element, and thermoelectric compositions incorporating such nanoparticles. In one aspect, the present invention provides a thermoelectric composition comprising a plurality of nanoparticles each of which includes an alloy matrix formed of a Group IV element and Group VI element and a metallic dopant distributed within the matrix.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [4];  [5]
  1. Newton, MA
  2. Carlisle, MA
  3. West Newton, MA
  4. Beijing, CN
  5. Arlington, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
988832
Patent Number(s):
7586033
Application Number:
11/120,729
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA); The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C01 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY C01P - INDEXING SCHEME RELATING TO STRUCTURAL AND PHYSICAL ASPECTS OF SOLID INORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-00ER45805
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ren, Zhifeng, Chen, Gang, Poudel, Bed, Kumar, Shankar, Wang, Wenzhong, and Dresselhaus, Mildred. Metal-doped semiconductor nanoparticles and methods of synthesis thereof. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Ren, Zhifeng, Chen, Gang, Poudel, Bed, Kumar, Shankar, Wang, Wenzhong, & Dresselhaus, Mildred. Metal-doped semiconductor nanoparticles and methods of synthesis thereof. United States.
Ren, Zhifeng, Chen, Gang, Poudel, Bed, Kumar, Shankar, Wang, Wenzhong, and Dresselhaus, Mildred. Tue . "Metal-doped semiconductor nanoparticles and methods of synthesis thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/988832.
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