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Thermoelectric characterization of singlecrystalline type-I clathrates Ba8GayMzGe46-y-z (M = Au, Ag, Cu) and Ba8-xRxGayAgzGe46-y-z (R = La, Ce, Eu)

Grant number: 17/01827-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Marcos de Abreu Avila
Grantee:Fabiana Rodrigues Arantes
Supervisor abroad: Toshiro Takabatake
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Research place: Hiroshima University, Japan  
Associated to the scholarship:14/20365-6 - Preparation and characterization of new thermoelectric clathrates containing trivalent rare earths and mixed acceptors, BP.PD


We propose to characterize novel single crystals of germanium-based clathrates with respect to their thermoelectric properties. We have synthesized several sets of such samples, which have the general formulae Ba8GayMzGe46-y-z (M = Au, Ag, Cu) and Ba8-xRxGayAgzGe46-y-z (R = La, Ce, Eu). The inclusion of rare earth elements is expected to improve their thermoelectric conversion efficiency, which is very desirable from an applied perspective. The thermoelectric characterization consists of measurements of the quantities that yield the figure of merit of a thermoelectric material: the electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity and Seebeck coefficient. They are to be carried out in the group of Professor Toshiro Takabatake, at the University of Hiroshima, which is one of the leading groups in the area.

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ARANTES, FABIANA R.; ARISTIZABAL-GIRALDO, DEISY; MAYOH, DANIEL A.; YAMANE, YU; YANG, CHONGLI; LEES, MARTIN R.; OSORIO-GUILLEN, JORGE M.; TAKABATAKE, TOSHIRO; AVILA, MARCOS A. Superconductivity in monocrystalline YNiSi3 and LuNiSi3. Physical Review B, v. 99, n. 22 JUN 11 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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