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2007 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 26 - 30, 2007  | Boston
Meeting Chairs:
 Duane Dimos, Mary Galvin, David Mooney, Konrad Samwer

Symposium U : Thermoelectric Power Generation

2007-11-26   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Timothy P. Hogan Michigan State University
Jihui Yang General Motors R&D Center
Ryoji Funahashi National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Terry Tritt Clemson University
U1: Nanocomposites I
Session Chairs
Tim Hogan
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Room 311 (Hynes)

11:15 AM - **U1.1
Low-dimensional and Nano-composite Thermoelectric Materials.

Lidong Chen 1
1 Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai China

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11:45 AM - U1.2
Alkali Metal Hydrothermal Treatment ---- Fabricate a Beneficial Interface on p-type Bi2Te3 Thermoelectric Materials.

Xiaohua Ji 1 , Jian He 1 , Zhe Su 1 , Nick Gothard 1 , Terry Tritt 1
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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12:00 PM - U1.3
Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Thermoelectric Nanomaterials.

Xiaofeng Qiu 1 , Ian Steward 2 , Jeffrey Dyck 2 , Clemens Burda 1
1 Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 2 Physics , John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio, United States

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12:15 PM - U1.4
Thermoelectric Properties of Bi2Te3-based Nanocomposites.

Nick Gothard 1 , X. Ji 1 , J. He 1 , T. Tritt 1
1 , Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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12:30 PM - U1.5
Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Lead Chalcogenide Nanocomposites.

Joshua Martin 1 , Stevce Stefanoski 1 , Lidong Chen 2 , George Nolas 1
1 Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States, 2 , Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 China

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12:45 PM - U1.6
Thermoelectric Properties of Semiconducting Silicide Nanowires.

Song Jin 1 , Jeannine Szczezh 1 , Feng Zhou 2 , Li Shi 3 2
1 , University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 2 Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas Materials Institute, , Materials Science and Engineering Program, Texas Materials Institute, , Austin, Texas, United States, 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States

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U2: Nanocomposites II and Theory
Session Chairs
S.D. (Bhanu) Mahanti
Terry Tritt
Monday PM, November 26, 2007
Room 311 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **U2.1
New Opportunities in Existing Thermoelectric Materials: Interface Engineering in Pulverized p-Bi2Te3 System.

Jian He 1 , Xiaohua Ji 1 , Zhe Su 1 , Nick Gothard 1 , Terry Tritt 1
1 Physics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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3:00 PM - U2.2
Effect of In-Situ Hydrogen Annealing on the Thermoelectric Properties of Individual Bismuth Telluride Nanowires.

Anastassios Mavrokefalos 1 , Michael Pettes 1 , Li Shi 1 , Wei Wang 2 , Xiaoguang Li 2
1 Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States, 2 Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei China

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3:15 PM - U2.3
Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of High-purity Single-crystal InSb Nanowires.

Feng Zhou 1 , Jae Hun Seol 2 , Yong Lee 2 , Li Shi 2 1 , Qi Laura Ye 3
1 Texas Materials Institute, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States, 3 , NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, United States

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3:30 PM - **U2.4
Using Nano-composites to Enhance ZT.

Mildred Dresselhaus 1
1 EECS and Physics, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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4:00 PM - U2:Nano2amp;Theory
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4:30 PM - **U2.5
Oxide Thermoelectrics.

David Singh 1
1 Materials Science and Technlogy Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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5:00 PM - U2.6
An Investigation of Sodium Ordering in NaxCoO2 (x ≧ 0.50) by Density Functional Theory.

Ying Meng 1 , Yoyo Hinuma 1 , Gerbrand Ceder 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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5:15 PM - U2.7
Large Thermoelectric Power Generated by the van Hove Singularity of Two-dimensional Triangular Lattice.

Tsunehiro Takeuchi 1
1 EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan

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5:30 PM - U2.8
Defect Clustering and Nanostructure Formation in PbTe-based Bulk Thermoelectrics.

Khang Hoang 1 , Subhendra Mahanti 1
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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5:45 PM - U2.9
Disorder Creates Band Gap in (Pb,Sn)Te Alloys.

Xing Gao 1 , Murray Daw 1
1 Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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U3: Poster Session
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Tuesday AM, November 27, 2007
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - U3.10
Lanthanum Telluride: A Refractory Thermoelectric Material by Mechanical Alloying.

Andrew May 1 , Jeffrey Snyder 1 , Jean-Pierre Fleurial 2
1 , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 2 , Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.11
Thermoelectric Properties of the Pseudo-binary PbTe-Sb2Te3 Composites with Lamellar Structure at Nanometer Scale.

Teruyuki Ikeda 1 , Eric Toberer 1 , Vilupanur Ravi 2 , Sossina Haile 1 , G. Jeffrey Snyder 1
1 Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 2 Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.12
Effects of Tellurium and Thallium Doping on the Thermoelectric Properties of InSb.

Zhe Su 1 , Jian He 1 , Daniel Thompson 1 , Xiaohua Ji 1 , Terry Tritt 1
1 Physics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.13
Elastic Moduli of Lead Telluride as a Function of Temperature.

Fei Ren 1 , Jennifer Ni 1 , Eldon Case 1 , Joe Sootsman 2 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 2 , Edgar Lara-curzio 3 , Rosa Trejo 3
1 Chem. Eng. and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 3 High Temperature Materials Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.14
Systematic Investigation of Thermoelectric Materials: Substitution effect of Bi on the AgxPb18MTe20 (M = Bi, Sb) (x = 1, 0.86, 0.7).

Mi-kyung Han 1 , Huijun Kong 2 , Ctirad Uher 2 , Daniel Bilc 4 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 1 , Subhendra Mahanti 3
1 Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 4 Condensed Matter Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.15
Thermoelectric Properties of Nanostructured (Pb1-mSnmTe)1-x(PbS)x with Pb and Sb Precipitates.

Steven Girard 1 , Joe Sootsman 1 , John Androulakis 2 , Chia-Her Lin 2 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 1
1 Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 2 Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.16
Investigation of Cubic PbS/AgSbS2 System for Thermoelectric Applications.

Duck-Young Chung 1 , Iliya Todorov 1 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 1 2
1 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.17
Estimation of Thermoelectric Property of FeVAl using Bloch Boltzmann Equation Based on First Principle Band Calculation.

Hiroki Funashima 1 , Noriaki Hamada 1
1 Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science, noda Japan

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9:00 PM - U3.18
Modeling the Electrical and Thermal Properties of Thermoelectric Materials.

Austin Minnich 1 , Daryoosh Vashaee 1 , Gang Chen 1
1 Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.19
The Electronic Structure Study of Sb2Te3 with Doping Elements from 1A to 7A by the Ab initio Method.

Ming-Hong Chiueh 1 , Shan-Haw Chiou 1
1 Material and Chemical Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu Taiwan

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9:00 PM - U3.2
Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Epitaxially Grown Nanowire Arrays using TDTR.

Ann Persson 1 3 , Yee Koh 2 , Heiner Linke 1 , Lars Samuelson 3 , David Cahill 2
1 Physics Department/Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States, 3 Solid State Physics, Lund University, Lund Sweden, 2 Department of Material Science and Engineering , University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.20
Temperature - Concentration Phase Diagram from First Principles Calculations in P2-NaxCoO2.

Yoyo Hinuma 1 , Ying Meng 1 , Gerbrand Ceder 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.21
Theoretical Study of Phase Diagrams in CoSb3-based Skutterudites.

Xun Shi 1 2 , Jihui Yang 2 , Wenqing Zhang 3 , Lidong Chen 3 , Ctirad Uher 1
1 Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 2 Materials and Processes Laboratory, General Motors R&D Center, Warren, Michigan, United States, 3 State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Shanghai China

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9:00 PM - U3.3
Sub 10 nm Diameter Bi Nanowires Grown in ALD Modified Alumina Membrane.

Lee Jongmin 1 , Ulrich Goesele 1 , Kornelius Nielsch 1
1 , Max-Planck Institute of Microstructurephysics, Halle Germany

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9:00 PM - U3.4
Study of Nanostructured Thermoelectric Materials Using Integrated TEM-STM System.

X. Jia 1 , Y. Lan 2 , Z. Ren 2 , G. Chen 3 , M. Dresselhaus 4
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 2 Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 4 Department of Physics and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.5
Thermopower Measurements of Arrays of Small Diameter (13-60 nm) Bi Nanowires.

Tito Huber 1 , Ajibola Adeyeye 1 , Tosin Odunfa 1
1 Chemistry, Howard University , Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.6
Laser-assisted Synthesis and Optical Properties of Bismuth Nanorods.

Jason Reppert 1 , Rahul Rao 1 , Malcolm Skove 1 , Jian He 1 , Terry Tritt 1 , Apparao Rao 1
1 , Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.7
Mechanical Alloying Synthesis of K2Bi8Se13 – type Solid Solutions

Nikolaos Toumpas 1 , Theodora Kyratsi 1 , Euripides Hatzikraniotis 2 , Andreas Tsiappos 1 , Eleni Pavlidou 2 , Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos 2 , Duck Young Chung 4 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 3 4
1 Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia Cyprus, 2 Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki Greece, 4 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, 60439, Illinois, United States, 3 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, 60208, Illinois, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.8
Impact of Nanoscale Substructures on the Thermoelectric Properties of AgPbmSbTe2+m.

Qing Jie 1 , Juan Zhou 1 , Lijun Wu 1 , Jincheng Zheng 1 , Yimei Zhu 1 , Qiang Li 1 , Jihui Yang 2
1 Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, New York, United States, 2 Materials and Processes Lab, GM R&D Center, Warren, Michigan, United States

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9:00 PM - U3.9
Structural Studies of GeTe-AgSbTe2 Alloys.

Claudia Rawn 1 , Bryan Chakoumakos 1 , Jeff Sharp 2 , Alan Thompson 2 , Pat Gilbert 2
1 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 2 Materials R&D, Marlow Industries, Dallas, Texas, United States

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2007-11-27   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Timothy P. Hogan Michigan State University
Jihui Yang General Motors R&D Center
Ryoji Funahashi National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Terry Tritt Clemson University
U4: Chalcogenides
Session Chairs
Lidong Chen
George Nolas
Tuesday AM, November 27, 2007
Room 311 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - U4.1
Melt Spinning Preparation of Bismuth Telluride and Partially Alloying with IV-VI Compounds for Thermoelectric Application.

Harald Boettner 1 , Dirk Ebling 1 , Alexandre Jacquot 1 , Uta Kuehn 2 , Juergen Schmidt 3
1 Thermoelectric Systems, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measuremnt Techniques, Freiburg Germany, 2 , Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden, Dresden Germany, 3 , Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Angewandte Materialforschung IFAM, Dresden Germany

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9:45 AM - U4.2
Theory of Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties of Materials with Nanoinclusions: Application to Pb_{1+x}Te.

Sergey Faleev 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States

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10:00 AM - **U4.3
Nanostructured LAST and PbTe-based Thermoelectrics for Power Generation.

Mercouri Kanatzidis 1 , Tim Hogan 3 , Ctirad Uher 2 , Elson Case 4 , Harold Schock 5 , Pierre Poudeu 1 , Mi-Kyoung Han 1 , Hui-J. Kong 2 , Adam Downey 3 , Jonathan D'Angelo 3 , Chun-I Wu 3 , Rei Fen 4 , Edward Timm 5
1 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 3 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 2 Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 4 Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 5 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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10:30 AM - U4.4
Mechanical Characterization of PbTe-based Thermoelectric Materials.

Fei Ren 1 , Bradley Hall 1 , Jennifer Ni 1 , Eldon Case 1 , Joe Sootsman 2 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 2 , Edgar Lara-curzio 3 , Rosa Trejo 3 , Edward Timm 4
1 Chem. Eng. and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States, 3 High Temperature Materials Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States, 4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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10:45 AM - U4.5
Phase Separation in Bulk Thermoelectric Alloys based on AgPbmSbTe2+m.

Douglas Medlin 1 , M. Hekmaty 1 , A. Morales 1 , M. Homer 1 , M. Clift 1 , J. Sugar 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States

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11:00 AM - U4:Chal
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11:30 AM - **U4.6
Atomic Ordering, Electronic Structure, and Transport Properties of LAST-m Systems.

Subhendra Mahanti 1
1 Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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12:00 PM - U4.7
Galvanomagnetic Measurements of Neodymium Doped Lead Telluride.

Vladimir Jovovic 1 , Joseph Heremans 2
1 Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 Mechanical Engineering and Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States

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12:15 PM - U4.8
Optimization of High Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in p-type Ag1-x(Pb1-ySny)mSb1-zTem+2.

Kyunghan Ahn 1 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 1
1 Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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12:30 PM - U4.9
High-Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of Pb1-xSnxTe:In.

Suraj Joottu Thiagarajan 1 , Vladimir Jovovic 1 , Joseph West 1 , Joseph Heremans 1 , T. Komissarova 2 , Dmitriy Khokhlov 2 , A. Nicorici 3
1 , The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 2 , Moscow State University, Moscow Russian Federation, 3 , Institute of Applied Physics, Moldova Academy of Sciences, Kishinev Moldova (the Republic of)

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12:45 PM - U4.10
N-type Lead-Chalcogenide Thermoelectric Materials Alloyed with Tin.

Jan Koenig 1 , Alexandre Jacquot 1 , Harald Boettner 1
1 Thermoelectric Systems, Fraunhofer IPM, Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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U5: Bulk Thermoelectrics I
Session Chairs
David Singh
Jihui Yang
Tuesday PM, November 27, 2007
Room 311 (Hynes)

2:30 PM - **U5.1
Bulk Materials Research for Thermoelectric Power Generation Applications.

George Nolas 1 , Joshua Martin 1 , Matthew Beekman 1 , Xiumu Lin 1
1 Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States

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3:00 PM - U5.2
Thermoelectric Properties of Silicon and Germanium Network Polyhedra viewed from Physical Parameters.

Katsumi Tanigaki 1 , Takeshi Rachi 1 , Jun Tang 1 , Ryotaro Kumashiro 1 , Shoji Yamanaka 2 , Macros Avila 2 , Toshiro Takabatake 2
1 Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai Japan, 2 , Hiroshima University, Hiroshima Japan

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3:15 PM - U5.3
Thermoelectric Properties of Silicon and Germanium Type III Clathrates Ba24IV100 (IV=Si and Ge).

Takeshi Rachi 1 , Harukazu Yoshino 2 , Ryotaro Kumashiro 1 , Hiroshi Fukuoka 3 , Shoji Yamanaka 3 , Keizo Murata 2 , Katsumi Tanigaki 1
1 Physics, Tohoku University, Sendai Japan, 2 Physics, Osaka City University, Osaka Japan, 3 Applied Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima Japan

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3:30 PM - U5.4
High Temperature Thermoelectric Efficiency in Ba8Ga16Ge30.

Eric Toberer 1 , Mogens Christensen 2 , Bo Iversen 2 , Jeffrey Snyder 1
1 Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Aarhus, Langelandsgade Denmark

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3:45 PM - U5.5
Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Clathrate-II Materials.

Matt Beekman 1 , George Nolas 1
1 Department of Physics, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, United States

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4:00 PM - U5:BulkThermo
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4:30 PM - U5.6
Thermoelectric Properties of InxCo4-yNiySb12 Skutterudite Compounds.

Veronique Da Ros 1 , Juliusz Leszczynski 1 , Bertrand Lenoir 1 , Anne Dauscher 1 , Christophe Candolfi 1 , Philippe Masschelein 1 , Christine Bellouard 2 , Christian Stiewe 3 , Eckard Müller 3 , Jiri Hejtmanek 4
1 Laboratoire de Physique des Materiaux, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Nancy, Nancy France, 2 Laboratoire de Physique des Matériaux, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy France, 3 Institute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center DLR e.V, Köln Germany, 4 Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha Czech Republic

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4:45 PM - U5.7
Dual-Frequency Resonant Phonon Scattering in BaxRyCo4Sb12 (R = La, Ce, and Sr).

Jihui Yang 1 , Wenqing Zhang 2 , Shengqiang Bai 2 , Zhigang Mei 2 , Lidong Chen 2
1 R&D Center, General Motors Corp., Warren, Michigan, United States, 2 State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050 China

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5:00 PM - U5.8
Ternary Skutterudites: Anion Ordering and Thermoelectric Properties.

Paz Vaqueiro 1 , Gerard Sobany 1
1 , Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh United Kingdom

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5:15 PM - U5.9
Enhanced Thermoelectric Figure of Merit in BaxYbyCo4Sb12 Skutterudites.

Ctirad Uher 1 , Xun Shi 1 , Huijun Kong 1
1 Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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5:30 PM - U5.10
Complex Zintl Phases for Thermoelectric Power Generation.

Jeff Snyder 1
1 , California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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5:45 PM - U5.11
Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of M3Ni3Sb4 (M=Zr or Hf).

James Salvador 1 , Jihui Yang 1 , Hsin Wang 2
1 R&D and Planning, General Motors, Warren, Michigan, United States, 2 Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States

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U6: Poster Session
Session Chairs
Wednesday AM, November 28, 2007
Exhibition Hall D (Hynes)

9:00 PM - U6.1
Zintl Phase as Thermoelectric Materials: Synthesis, Structure and Properties of Yb5Al2Sb6.

Iliya Todorov 1 , Duck-Young Chung 1 , Mercouri Kanatzidis 2 1
1 Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States

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9:00 PM - U6.10
Synthesis and High Temperature Thermoelectric Properties of Nano Bulk Silicon and Silicon-Germanium Semiconductors.

Sabah Bux 1 2 , Richard Blair 3 , Chen-Kuo Huang 2 , Pawan Gogna 2 , Richard Kaner 1 , Jean-Pierre Fleurial 2
1 Chemistry and Biochemistry and California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, 2 Power and Sensors Systems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 3 Chemistry, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States

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9:00 PM - U6.11
Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of Y Doped SrTiO3 by Modified Pechini's Method.

Hirohumi Takenouchi 1 , Tomohiro Imai 2 , Hideo Mae 5 , Masakatsu Fujimoto 5 , Tohru Kineri 4 , Tsutomu Iida 1 , Noriaki Hamada 2 , Tsuneo Watanabe 3 , Keishi Nishio 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan, 2 Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan, 5 , Yamaguchi Prefectural Industrial Technology Institute, Ube-shi , Yamaguchi, Japan, 4 Department of Materials Science and Environmental Engineering , Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Sanyoonoda-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan, 3 Department of Applied Electronics , Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.12
Thermoelectric Properties of La-doped BaSi2 and (Ba,Sr)Si2 Solid Solutions.

Kohsuke Hashimoto 1 , Ken Kurosaki 1 , Hiroaki Muta 1 , Shinsuke Yamanaka 1
1 Division of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.13
Crystal Growth of Mg2Si by the Vertical Bridgman Method and the Doping Effect of Bi and Al on Thermoelectric Characteristics.

Masataka Fukano 1 , Tsutomu Iida 1 , Masayasu Akasaka 1 , Noriaki Kato 1 , Yohei Oguni 1 , Yoshifumi Takanashi 1
1 Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.14
Doping Characteristics of Silver in Mg2Si(1-x)Gex Prepared by Plasma Activated Sintering.

Junichi Sato 1 , Takashi Nemoto 1 , Tsutomu Iida 2 , Masayasu Akasaka 2 , Atsunobu Matsumoto 2 , Tadao Nakajima 1 , Keishi Nishio 2 , Yoshifumi Takanashi 2
1 , Nippon Thermostat Co., Ltd., Kiyose-shi Tokyo Japan, 2 Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi Chiba Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.15
Fabrication of Mg2Si from a Reused-silicon Source and its Thermoelectric Characteristics.

Masayasu Akasaka 1 3 , Tsutomu Iida 1 , Yohhiko Mito 2 , Takeru Omori 1 , Yohei Oguni 1 , Shigeki Yokoyama 2 , Keishi Nishio 1 , Yoshifumi Takanashi 1
1 Department of Material Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda Japan, 3 , Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the promotion of Science, Tokyo Japan, 2 , Showa KDE Co. LTD, Tokyo Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.17
Effect of Combined Addition of Silicon Carbide Whiskers and Fullerene Nanoparticles on Properties of Thermoelectric Zinc Antimonite.

Takashi Itoh 1 , Nobuhisa Asari 1 , Nobuyuki Kanetake 2 , Akira Okada 3
1 EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan, 2 Materials Science and Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya Japan, 3 Nissan Research Center, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Yokosuka Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.18
Optimization of Thermoelectric Properties of Ni-Cu based Alloy through Combinatorial Approach.

Atsushi Yamamoto 1 , Haruhiko Obara 1 , Kazuo Ueno 1
1 Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.19
LSCO Ceramics as Possible Thermoelectric Material for Low Temperature Applications.

Julio E. Rodriguez 1
1 Physics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá Colombia

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9:00 PM - U6.2
The Effect of Ca3Co2O6 Addition on the Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk Ca3Co4O9 .

O-Jong Kwon 1 , Sang-Hoon Lee 1 , Sung-Hwan Bae 1 , Sejin Yoon 1 , Chan Park 1
1 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul Korea (the Republic of)

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9:00 PM - U6.20
In-Plane Thermoelectric Properties of Polycrystalline Highly Preferred Orientation WSe2 Superlattice Thin Films.

Anastassios Mavrokefalos 1 , Michael Pettes 1 , Li Shi 1 , Ngoc Nguyen 2 , David Johnson 2
1 Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States, 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States

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9:00 PM - U6.21
Thermal and Electrical Transport Properties of Nano-Particles Added Half-Heusler Alloys.

Vijayabarathi Ponnambalam 1 , Sloan Lindsey 1 , Paola Alboni 1 , Brad Edwards 1 , Terry Tritt 1
1 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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9:00 PM - U6.22
Investigations of Bonding in Skutterudites by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy.

Oystein Prytz 1 , Ragnhild Saeterli 2 , Randi Holmestad 2 , Johan Tafto 1
1 Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Oslo Norway, 2 Department of Physics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway

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9:00 PM - U6.3
Preparation and Properties of Srn+1TinO3n+1 Ruddlesden-Popper Homologous Series by Metal-citric Acid Complex Decomposition Method.

Keishi Nishio 1 , Kazuhiko Hukuda 1 , Hirohumi Takenouchi 1 , Hideo Mae 4 , Masakatsu Fujimoto 4 , Tomohiro Imai 2 , Noriaki Hamada 2 , Tsutomu Iida 1 , Tohru Kineri 5 , Tsuneo Watanabe 3
1 Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan, 4 , Yamaguchi Prefectural Industrial Technology Institute, Ube-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan, 2 Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan, 5 Department of Materials Science and Environmental Engineering , Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Sanyo-Onoda-shi, Yamaguchi, Japan, 3 Department of Applied Electronics , Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.4
Design and Evaluation of n-type Si_1-x_Ge_x_ as a Thermoelectric-conversion Material.

Tomohiro Imai 1 , Tsutomu Iida 2 , Yuki Miyata 2 , Takashi Itoh 2 , Hiroki Funashima 1 , Yoshifumi Takanashi 2 , Noriaki Hamada 1
1 Department of Physics, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba Noda-shi, Yamazaki 2641, Japan, 2 Department of Materials Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba Noda-shi, Yamazaki 2641, Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.5
High Energy Ball Mill Synthesis and Thermoelectric Properties of the Yb(14-x)CaxMnSb(11-y)Biy System.

Kurt Star 1 , Teruyuki Ikeda 2 , Chen-Kuo Huang 3 , Bruce Dunn 1 , Jean-Pierre Fleurial 3
1 Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, 2 Material Science Department, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States, 3 Power and Sensor Systems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States

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9:00 PM - U6.6
Grain Boundary Structure in Bismuth Telluride-Based Thermoelectric Alloys.

Douglas Medlin 1 , N. Yang 1 , J. Chames 1
1 , Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, United States

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9:00 PM - U6.7
Thermoelectric Properties of Phase Separated Composite of Ln-Doped SrTiO3 and TiO2 Micro Crystals.

Kiyoshi Fuda 1 , Kenji Murakami 1 , Shigeaki Sugigiyama 2
1 , Akita University, Akita City Japan, 2 , Akita pref. Ind. Tech. Center, Akita City Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.8
Variation in the Einstein Temperature of Guest Atoms in Ba-Ge-X type-III Clathrate Compounds.

Katsushi Tanaka 1 , Jung-Hwan Kim 1 , Kyosuke Kishida 1 , Haruyuki Inui 1
1 Materials Science & Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan

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9:00 PM - U6.9
The Effect of Bi Addition on Thermoelectric Properties of the Sintered Heusler Alloy Fe2VAl.

Masashi Mikami 1 , Keizo Kobayashi 1 , Kiminori Hazumi 2 , Yoichi Nishino 2
1 , National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Nagoya Japan, 2 , Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya Japan

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2007-11-28   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Timothy P. Hogan Michigan State University
Jihui Yang General Motors R&D Center
Ryoji Funahashi National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Terry Tritt Clemson University
U7: Nanocomposites III and Bulk Thermoelectrics II
Session Chairs
Ryoji Funahashi
Jeff Snyder
Wednesday AM, November 28, 2007
Room 311 (Hynes)

9:30 AM - U7.1
Reduced Thermal Conductivity by Low-Frequency Optic Phonons that Give Rise to Negative Thermal Expansion: Opportunities for Thermoelectrics?

Mary Anne White 1 , Catherine (Kennedy) Whitman 1
1 , Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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9:45 AM - U7.2
Effect of CoSb3 Nanoparticles on Filled and Unfilled CoSb3 Skutterudites.

Paola Alboni 1 , X. Ji 1 , N. Gothard 1 , J. He 1 , T. Tritt 1
1 Physics & Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States

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