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Methods of synthesizing thermoelectric materials

United States Patent

April 5, 2016
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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.
Ren; Zhifeng (Newton, MA), Chen; Shuo (Newton, MA), Liu; Wei-Shu (Brighton, MA), Wang; Hengzhi (West Roxbury, MA), Wang; Hui (Brookline, MA), Yu; Bo (West Roxbury, MA), Chen; Gang (Carlisle, MA)
The Trustees of Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
13/ 788,932
March 7, 2013
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.