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dc.contributor.authorStevens, Katie
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-29T16:14:20Z
dc.date.available2010-06-29T16:14:20Z
dc.date.created2010-05-20
dc.date.issued2010-06-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/72
dc.descriptionSenior Thesis submitted to Carthage College Chemistry Departmenten_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines two different types of thermoelectric materials, compounds that can convert heat energy into electrical energy. First, Stevens et al. synthesized a two-phase SnTe- SnSe system and analyzed its thermoelectric properties. It was determined that the two-phase nature of the system contributed to a reduced thermal conductivity and to enhanced thermoelectric performance over that of one-phase SnTe. Second, Liu et al. studied the effects of heating time and temperature on the synthesis of Na1+xFe4P12, a filled skutterudite. X-ray diffraction experiments revealed that the reaction conditions affect the directional growth of crystalline ‘whiskers.’ The x-ray spectra also gave insight into the possible reaction scheme for the formation of the crystal.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectthermoelectricen_US
dc.subjectCarthage Collegeen_US
dc.subjectChemistryen_US
dc.subjectskutteruditeen_US
dc.subjectNa1+xFe4P12
dc.titleTwo Thermoelectric Materials: Thermoelectric Properties of SnTe-SnSe and Synthesis of Skutterudite Na1+xFe4P12en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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