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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
Session Chairs
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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