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Superstrengthening Bi2Te3 through Nanotwinning
Bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) based thermoelectric (TE) materials have been commercialized successfully as solid-state power generators, but their low mechanical strength suggests that these materials may not be reliable for ...
Ductile deformation mechanism in semiconductor alpha-Ag2S
Inorganic semiconductor alpha-Ag2S exhibits a metal-like ductile behavior at room temperature, but the origin of this high ductility has not been fully explored yet. Based on density function theory simulations on the ...
Atomistic explanation of brittle failure of thermoelectric skutterudite cosb3
(American Chemical Society, 2016)
Skutterudites based on CoSb3 have high thermoelectric efficiency, but the low fracture strength is a serious consideration for commercial applications. To understand the origin of the brittleness in CoSb3, we examine the ...