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Enhanced Thermoelectric ZT in the Tails of the Fermi Distribution via Electron Filtering by Nanoinclusions -- Model Electron Transport in Nanocomposites

@inproceedings{Hosseini2021EnhancedTZ,
  title={Enhanced Thermoelectric ZT in the Tails of the Fermi Distribution via Electron Filtering by Nanoinclusions -- Model Electron Transport in Nanocomposites},
  author={S. Aria Hosseini and Devin Coleman and Sabah K. Bux and P. Alex Greaney and Lorenzo Mangolini},
  year={2021}
}
Silicon carbide nanoparticles with diameters around 8 nm and with narrow size distribution have been finely mixed with doped silicon nanopowders and sintered into bulk samples to investigate the influence of nanoinclusions on electrical and thermal transport properties. We have compared the thermoelectric properties of samples ranging from 0–5% volume fraction of silicon carbide. The silicon carbide nanoinclusions lead to a significant improvement in the thermoelectric figure of merit, ZT… 

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