High performance thermoelectricity in earth-abundant compounds based on natural mineral tetrahedrites

Xu Lu, Donald T. Morelli, Yi Xia, Fei Zhou, Vidvuds Ozolins, Hang Chi, Xiaoyuan Zhou, Ctirad Uher

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    Abstract

    Compounds based on the natural mineral tetrahedrite exhibit thermoelectric properties comparable to state of the art materials. Tetrahedrites are semiconductors with large Seebeck coefficients and low electrical resistivity. Additionally, a highly anharmonic phonon spectrum gives rise to minimal lattice thermal conductivity. Natural tetrahedrite mineral may be used as a low cost, earth-abundant source material for high performance thermoelectricity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)342-348
    Number of pages7
    JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 2013

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    High performance thermoelectricity in earth-abundant compounds based on natural mineral tetrahedrites. / Lu, Xu; Morelli, Donald T.; Xia, Yi; Zhou, Fei; Ozolins, Vidvuds; Chi, Hang; Zhou, Xiaoyuan; Uher, Ctirad.

    In: Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3, No. 3, 03.2013, p. 342-348.

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    Lu, Xu; Morelli, Donald T.; Xia, Yi; Zhou, Fei; Ozolins, Vidvuds; Chi, Hang; Zhou, Xiaoyuan; Uher, Ctirad / High performance thermoelectricity in earth-abundant compounds based on natural mineral tetrahedrites.

    In: Advanced Energy Materials, Vol. 3, No. 3, 03.2013, p. 342-348.

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