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Title: Synthesis, Structure, Te Alloying, and Physical Properties of CuSbS 2

Materials with very low thermal conductivities continue to be of interest for a variety of applications. In this paper, we synthesized CuSbS 2 employing a mechanical alloying technique in order to investigate its physical properties. The trigonal pyramid arrangement of the S atoms around the Sb atoms allows for lone-pair electron formation that results in very low thermal conductivity. Finally, in addition to thermal properties, the structural, electrical, and optical properties, as well as compositional stability measurements, are also discussed. CuSbS 1.8Te 0.2 was similarly synthesized and characterized in order to compare its structural and transport properties with that of CuSbS 2, in addition to investigating the effect of Te alloying on these properties.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  3. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD (United States). Material Measurement Lab.
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; DMR-1400957
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Inorganic Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 56; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0020-1669
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Vehicle Technologies Office (EE-3V); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
OSTI Identifier:
1423051