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Title: Thermoelectric materials and methods for synthesis thereof

Materials having improved thermoelectric properties are disclosed. In some embodiments, lead telluride/selenide based materials with improved figure of merit and mechanical properties are disclosed. In some embodiments, the lead telluride/selenide based materials of the present disclosure are p-type thermoelectric materials formed by adding sodium (Na), silicon (Si) or both to thallium doped lead telluride materials. In some embodiments, the lead telluride/selenide based materials are formed by doping lead telluride/selenides with potassium.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1207238
Report Number(s):
9,099,601
13/799,498
DOE Contract Number:
SC0001299
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Mar 13
Research Org:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE