Low-temperature transport properties of polycrystalline Ba 8Ga16Sn30

G. S. Nolas, J. L. Cohn, J. S. Dyck, C. Uher, G. A. Lamberton, T. M. Tritt

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Low-temperature resistivity, Seebeck coefficient, thermal conductivity, and heat-capacity measurements were performed on Ba8Ga 16Sn30. This compound crystallizes in a cubic type-VIII clathrate phase, space group I43m, with the Ba atoms residing inside voids created by a tetrahedrally bonded network of Ga and Sn atoms. Ba8Ga16Sn30 exhibits semiconducting behavior above 150 K with a low thermal conductivity and thus may hold potential for thermoelectric applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3556-3559
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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