Transport properties of tin clathrates

G. S. Nolas, J. L. Cohn, E. Nelson

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Transport data on tin compounds with the type-I clathrate crystal structure are reported. The data illustrates why these materials are of interest for thermoelectric applications. In general, the incoherent `rattling' of the `guest' atoms in the `cages' of these open structured materials results in thermal conductivities that are atypical of simple crystalline materials, in magnitude and temperature dependence, while possessing semiconducting electronic transport properties. The results on a number of tin clathrates are presented for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT'99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 29 1999Sep 2 1999

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  • Engineering(all)


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