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The Best Thermoelectric Materials

The following is a figure higlighting the ZT (Figure of Merit) for the best Thermoelectric Materials. For an indepth discussion about our work in Thermoelectic Materials please see our "New Thermoelectric Materials" page.

We would also like to acknowledge our longstanding support from the Office of Naval Research and our collaborators in this field.

  1. Zn4Sb3 (p): T. Caillat, J. Fleurial, A. Borshchevsk, J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 1997, 58, 1119-1125.
  2. PbTe: A. F. Ioffe, Semiconductor Thermoelements and Thermoelectric Cooling (London: Infosearch) (1957).
  3. CeFe3CoSb12: T. Caillat, S. Borshchevsky, J. Snyder, J-P. Fleurial El-Genk M, editor. Proceedings of Space Technology and Applications International Forum. AIP Conference Proceedings No. 504. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics; 2000. p. 1508-12.
  4. CeFe3CoSb12: H. J. Goldsmid and G. S. Nolas, "A Review of the New Thermoelectric Materials," 20th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, pp. 1-6, 2001.
  5. AgSbTe2 - GeTe TAGS (p): Skrabek E, Trimmer D U. S. Patent 3,945,855, 1976.
  6. Si-Ge (n,p): J. P. Dismukes, L. Ekstrom, E. F. Steigmeier, I. Kudman, and D. S. Beers, J. Appl. Phys., 1964, 35, 2899-2907,.
  7. CsBi4Te6: D.-Y. Chung, T. P. Hogan, M. Rocci-Lane, P. Brazis, J.R. Ireland, C. R. Kannewurf, M. Bastea, C. Uher, and M. G. Kanatzidis, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004,126, 6414-6428.
  8. CsBi4Te6: D.-Y. Chung, T. Hogan, P. Brazis, M. Rocci-Lane, C. Kannewurf, M. Bastea, C. Uher, and M. G. Kanatzidis, Science, 2000, 287, 1024-1027.
  9. Bi2Te3: M. V. Vedernikov, V. A. Kutasov, L. N. Luk'yanova, and P.P. Konstantinov, Optimization of (Bi,Sb)2(Te,Se)3 - based thermoelectrics for low-temperature applications, presented at 16th International Conference on Thermoelectrics, 1997.
  10. Bi2Te3: O. Yamashita and S. Sugihara, J. Mater. Sci., 2005, 40, 6439-6444.
  11. NaPb20SbTe22, SALT: P. F. P. Poudeu, J. D'Angelo, A. D. Downey, J. L. Short, T. P. Hogan, M. G. Kanatzidis Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3835-3839.
  12. Ag(PbSn)mSbTe2+m, LASTT: J. Androulakis, K-F. Hsu, R. Pcionek, H. Kong, C. Uher, J.J. D'Angelo, A. Downey, T. Hogan, M.G. Kanatzidis.  Adv. Mater., 2006,  18(9),  1170-1173.
  13. AgPb18+xSbTe20, LAST: K-F. Hsu, S. Loo, F. Guo, W. Chen, J. S. Dyck, C. Uher, T. Hogan, E. K. Polychroniadis, M. G. Kanatzidis Science, 2004, 303. 5659,818 - 821
  14. PbTe-PbS (8%): J. Androulakis,C.-H. Lin, H.-J. Kong, C. Uher, C.-I. Wu, T. Hogan, B.A. Cook, T. Caillat, K.M. Paraskevopoulos, M.G. Kanatzidis, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129(31); 9780-9788. 
  15. Yb14MnSb11: S. R. Brown, S. M. Kauzlarich, F. Gascoin, G. J. Snyder. Chem. Mater., 2006 18 (7), 1873 -1877.

Other Thermoelectrics of Interest

  1. Tl9BiTe6: B. Wölfing, C. Kloc, J. Teubner, E. Bucher. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2001, 6(19), 4350-3.
  2. BaCo4Sb12: X. Tang, Q. Zhang, L. Chen, T. Goto, and T. Hirai J. Appl. Phys. 2005, 97, 093712.
  3. NaxCoO2: K. Fujita, T. Mochida, K. Nakamura Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 2001, 40, 4644-4647.