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The intrinsic thermal conductivity of SnSe

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  1. Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taipei 11529, Taiwan.

    • Pai-Chun Wei
    •  & Y. Y. Chen
  2. Clemson Nanomaterials Institute and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina 29634, USA.

    • S. Bhattacharya
    • , J. He
    • , R. Podila
    •  & A. M. Rao
  3. University School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Guru Gobind Singh (GGS) Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.

    • S. Neeleshwar

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P.-C.W. and Y.Y.C. contributed towards the synthesis of fully dense SnSe single crystals and the thermoelectric measurements, which were verified by S.B., J.H., R.P., A.M.R. and S.N. This combined study helped us to determine that packing density has a substantial effect on the figure of merit of SnSe.

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