consist of metals such as iridium, cobalt, or rhodium combined with phosphorus, arsenic, or antimony.
Topics ranged from metallothionein to skutterudites
, with much in between.
Some specific topics explored are enhanced cooling in doped semiconductors due to nonlinear Peltier effects, thermoelectric properties of mixed-metal tellurides, and investigations of bonding in Skutterudites
by electron energy-loss spectroscopy.
Dependence of the elastic moduli of skutterudites
on density and temperature Gerda Rogl
The novel misfit-layered cobalt oxides , filled skutterudites
[4, 5], and novel Zintl-phase [6, 7] compounds provide examples of such control.
The 61 papers are presented in sections on thermoelectrics research directions and oxides; nanoengineered thermoelectrics; films and particles; bulk low-dimensional structures (pressed and self-assembled); nanowires and other new low dimensional structure materials; thermionics and photovoltaics; chalcogenides, skutterudites
, and devices; half-heuslers, thallium tellurides, and skudderudites; clathrates and new measurement techniques; oxides and other high-temperature materials; and devices.