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Promising Thermoelectric Materials for Terrestrial-Space Applications

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dc.contributor.author Caillat, T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Borshchevsky, A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fleurial, J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vandersande, J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06
dc.date.available 2004-10-06
dc.date.issued 1998-08-07 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Monterey, California, USA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0972 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/34617
dc.description.abstract Since the discovery of state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials in the 1960s, little improvement has been made in the thermoelectric material efficiency. Although numerous materials have been investigated for their thermoelectric properties, ZT value of 1 has not been significantly exceeded. This paper presents a new family of materials with the skutterudite crystal structure which, based on initial results obtained on several compounds of this family, has a good potential for thermoelectric applications. This class of materials covers a wide range of decomposition temperatures and bandgaps, which could be used for low, intermediate to high temperature applications. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other thermoelectric material skutterudite en_US
dc.title Promising Thermoelectric Materials for Terrestrial-Space Applications en_US


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