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Materials with very low thermal conductivities continue to be of interest for a variety of applications. We synthesized CuSbS2 employing a mechanical alloying technique in order to investigate its physical properties. The trigonal pyramid arrangement of the S atoms around the Sb atoms allows for lone-pair electron formation that results in very low thermal(More)
We report for the first time the investigation of thermal conductivity for a perovskite-type MOF crystal. In situ single crystal X-ray diffraction technology was employed to track the phase transition of a newly synthesized perovskite MOF. The perovskite MOF crystal exhibits a low thermal conductivity of 1.3 W (K m)-1 in comparison to most of the bulk(More)
Large-volume, phase-pure synthesis of BC8 silicon (Ia3[over ¯], cI16) has enabled bulk measurements of optical, electronic, and thermal properties. Unlike previous reports that conclude BC8-Si is semimetallic, we demonstrate that this phase is a direct band gap semiconductor with a very small energy gap and moderate carrier concentration and mobility at(More)
Tin clathrate-II framework-substituted compositions are of current interest as potential thermoelectric materials for medium-temperature applications. A review of the literature reveals different compositions reported with varying physical properties, which depend strongly on the exact composition as well as the processing conditions. We therefore initiated(More)
Cu2ZnSnSe4 and Ag2ZnSnSe4 nanocrystals were synthesized by a colloidal synthesis route and subsequently densified to form dense polycrystalline bulk specimens with nanoscale grains employing spark plasma sintering (SPS). Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and electron diffraction spectroscopy (EDS) were used to(More)
An understanding of the structural features and bonding of a particular material, and the properties these features impart on its physical characteristics, is essential in the search for new systems that are of technological interest. For several relevant applications, the design or discovery of low thermal conductivity materials is of great importance. We(More)
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