Methods for synthesis of thermoelectric materials are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of fabricating a thermoelectric material includes generating a plurality of nanoparticles from a starting material comprising one or more chalcogens and one or more transition metals; and consolidating the nanoparticles under elevated pressure and temperature, wherein the nanoparticles are heated and cooled at a controlled rate.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
This invention was made with Government Support under Contract Number DE-SC0001299 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to the invention.