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Thermoelectric materials

The anharmonicity blacksmith

Nature Physics volume 11, pages 990991 (2015) | Download Citation

Anharmonicity is a property of lattice vibrations governing how they interact and how well they conduct heat. Experiments on tin selenide, the most efficient thermoelectric material known, now provide a link between anharmonicity and electronic orbitals.

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  1. Joseph P. Heremans is in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Department of Physics, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA

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