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Transport Properties Of Polycrystalline Type-I Sn Clathrates, G. S. Nolas, J. L. Cohn, Jeffrey Dyck, C. Uher, J. Lang Apr 2002

Transport Properties Of Polycrystalline Type-I Sn Clathrates, G. S. Nolas, J. L. Cohn, Jeffrey Dyck, C. Uher, J. Lang

Jeffrey Dyck

Thermal conductivity, resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, and Hall measurements on polycrystalline Sn-clathrate compounds with the type-I hydrate crystal structure are reported. Interstitial alkali-metal atoms in these compounds reside inside polyhedral cavities formed by the tetrahedrally bonded Sn network atoms. Localized disorder associated with “rattling” motion of these interstitial atoms contributes to the low thermal conductivity of these semiconducting compounds. The Hall coefficient and resistivity for some compounds exhibit nonmonotonic temperature dependences consistent with a crossover with decreasing temperature from conduction-band to impurity-band conduction. The carrier mobility is found to be low even in the absence of interstitial atoms within the Sn ...


Effect Of Ni On The Transport And Magnetic Properties Of Co1àXnixsb3, Jeffrey Dyck, Wei Chen, Jihui Yang, Gregory P. Meisner, Ctirad Uher Mar 2002

Effect Of Ni On The Transport And Magnetic Properties Of Co1àXnixsb3, Jeffrey Dyck, Wei Chen, Jihui Yang, Gregory P. Meisner, Ctirad Uher

Jeffrey Dyck

The filled skutterudite compounds based on the binary skutterudite [formula] are currently being investigated for their potential applications as thermoelectric materials. One route to optimization of these compounds is by doping on the Co site. An obvious candidate for an n-type dopant is Ni, since it has one more electron in its valence shell than Co. Up to now, however, only high concentrations of Ni in [formula] have been studied; and the valence of Ni in this compound and its influence on the transport and magnetic properties has been an open question. We present electrical resistivity, thermopower, Hall effect, magnetoresistance ...