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Chalcopyrite Nanoparticles as a Sustainable Thermoelectric Material


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Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, School of Materials Science, 1-1 Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan





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Abstract In this report, copper iron sulfide nanoparticles with various composition were synthesized by a thermolysis based wet chemical method. These inherently sustainable nanoparticles were then fully characterized in terms of composition, structure, and morphology, as well as for suitability as a thermoelectric material. The merits of the material preparation include a straightforward bulk material formation where particles do not require any specialized treatment, such as spark plasma sintering or thermal heating. The Seebeck coefficient of the materials reveals P-type conductivity with a maximum value of 203 µV-K. The results give insight into how to design and create a new class of sustainable nanoparticle material for thermoelectric applications. View Full-Text

Keywords: thermoelectric; nanomaterial; sustainable; chalcopyrite thermoelectric; nanomaterial; sustainable; chalcopyrite





Author: Maninder Singh, Masanobu Miyata, Shunsuke Nishino, Derrick Mott, Mikio Koyano and Shinya Maenosono *

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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