Transport properties of tin clathrates

G. S. Nolas, Joshua 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)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT'99) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Aug 29 1999Sep 2 1999


Other18th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT'99)
CityBaltimore, MD, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Nolas, G. S., Cohn, J., & Nelson, E. (1999). Transport properties of tin clathrates. In International Conference on Thermoelectrics, ICT, Proceedings (pp. 493-495). IEEE.