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Record figure of merit values of highly stoichiometric Sb2Te3 porous bulk synthesized from tailor-made molecular precursors in ionic liquids

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We report on the synthesis of Sb2Te3 nanoparticles with record-high figure of merit values of up to 1.5. The central thermoelectric parameters, electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient, were independently optimized. The critical influence of porosity for the fabrication of highly efficient thermoelectric materials is firstly demonstrated, giving a strong guidance for the optimization of other thermoelectric materials.

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The article was received on 04 May 2015, accepted on 31 Jul 2015 and first published on 06 Aug 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01248A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 10375-10380
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    Record figure of merit values of highly stoichiometric Sb2Te3 porous bulk synthesized from tailor-made molecular precursors in ionic liquids

    S. Heimann, S. Schulz, J. Schaumann, A. Mudring, J. Stötzel, F. Maculewicz and G. Schierning, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 10375
    DOI: 10.1039/C5TC01248A

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