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Ultralow thermal conductivity and high thermoelectric figure of merit in SnSe crystals
The thermoelectric effect enables direct and reversible conversion between thermal and electrical energy, and provides a viable route for power generation from waste heat. The efficiency ofExpand
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High-performance bulk thermoelectrics with all-scale hierarchical architectures
With about two-thirds of all used energy being lost as waste heat, there is a compelling need for high-performance thermoelectric materials that can directly and reversibly convert heat to electricalExpand
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Hysteresis in single-layer MoS2 field effect transistors.
Field effect transistors using ultrathin molybdenum disulfide (MoS(2)) have recently been experimentally demonstrated, which show promising potential for advanced electronics. However, largeExpand
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Interaction of Fatty Acid Monolayers with Cobalt Nanoparticles
Stable colloidal suspension of magnetic nanoparticles is challenging owing to both van der Waals forces and magnetic dipolar interactions. Thus, it is essential to coat magnetic nanoparticles with aExpand
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Ultrahigh power factor and thermoelectric performance in hole-doped single-crystal SnSe
Heat conversion gets a power boost Thermoelectric materials convert waste heat into electricity, but often achieve high conversion efficiencies only at high temperatures. Zhao et al. tackle thisExpand
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Nanoscale Imaging of Buried Structures via Scanning Near-Field Ultrasound Holography
A nondestructive imaging method, scanning near-field ultrasound holography (SNFUH), has been developed that provides depth information as well as spatial resolution at the 10- to 100-nanometer scale.Expand
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Microcantilever resonance-based DNA detection with nanoparticle probes
Microcantilevers are used to detect DNA strands with a specific sequence using gold nanoparticle modified DNA. The hybridization reactions lead to the attachment of gold nanoparticles. After theExpand
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High performance bulk thermoelectrics via a panoscopic approach
One of the intellectual challenges for next generation thermoelectric materials revolves around the synthesis and fabrication of hierarchically organized microstructures that do not appreciablyExpand
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Codoping in SnTe: Enhancement of Thermoelectric Performance through Synergy of Resonance Levels and Band Convergence.
We report a significant enhancement of the thermoelectric performance of p-type SnTe over a broad temperature plateau with a peak ZT value of ∼1.4 at 923 K through In/Cd codoping and a CdSExpand
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Strained endotaxial nanostructures with high thermoelectric figure of merit.
Thermoelectric materials can directly generate electrical power from waste heat but the challenge is in designing efficient, stable and inexpensive systems. Nanostructuring in bulk materialsExpand
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