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Synthesis, Crystal Structure And Thermoelectric Properties Of Β-K2bi8se13 Solid Solutions, Theodora Kyratsi, Duck-Young Chung, Jeff Dyck, Ctirad Uher, Sangeeta Lal, Sim Loo, Tim Hogan, John Ireland, Carl Kannewurf, Evripides Hatzikraniotis, Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos, Mercouri Kanatzidis Dec 2003

Synthesis, Crystal Structure And Thermoelectric Properties Of Β-K2bi8se13 Solid Solutions, Theodora Kyratsi, Duck-Young Chung, Jeff Dyck, Ctirad Uher, Sangeeta Lal, Sim Loo, Tim Hogan, John Ireland, Carl Kannewurf, Evripides Hatzikraniotis, Konstantinos Paraskevopoulos, Mercouri Kanatzidis

Jeffrey Dyck

Solid solution series of the type K2Bi8-xSbxSe13, K2-xRbxBi8Se13 as well as K2Bi8Se13-xSx were prepared and the distribution of the atoms (Bi/Sb, K/Rb and Se/S) on different crystallographic sites, the band gaps and their thermoelectric properties were studied. The distribution Se/S appears to be more uniform than the distribution of the Sb and Rb atoms in the β-K2Bi8Se13 structure that shows preference in specific sites in the lattice. Band gap is mainly affected by Sb and S substitution. Seebeck coefficient measurements showed n-type character for of all Se/S members. In the Bi/Sb series an enhancement ...


Growth Of Bulk, Polycrystalline Gallium And Indium Nitride At Sub-Atmospheric Pressures, John Angus, Alberto Argoitia, Cliff Hayman, Long Wang, Jeffrey Dyck, Kathleen Kash Dec 1996

Growth Of Bulk, Polycrystalline Gallium And Indium Nitride At Sub-Atmospheric Pressures, John Angus, Alberto Argoitia, Cliff Hayman, Long Wang, Jeffrey Dyck, Kathleen Kash

Jeffrey Dyck

Bulk polycrystalline gallium nitride and indium nitride were crystallized at sub-atmospheric pressures by saturating the pure metals with nitrogen from a microwave electron cyclotron resonance source. Saturation of Ga/In melts with nitrogen led only to the crystallization of gallium nitride. The polycrystralline samples were wurtzitic. The gallium nitride was well faceted, with narrow Raman lineshapes, and showed near-band-edge and yellow band photo-luminescence at both 4K and 300K. The indium nitirde was formed in smaller amounts, was less well faceted, and showed no photoluminescence.